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Ambassador Vanu Gopala Menon (Singapore)
C; D; E REVIEW OF THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 27.3(B); RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TRIPS AGREEMENT AND THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY; PROTECTION OF TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND FOLKLORE
35. The Chairman suggested that, since the practice in the Council's past meetings had been that delegates address these three agenda items together, the Council again take them up at the same time. He informed the Council that, since its meeting in November 2003, the Council had received information from Moldova on how the matters addressed in Article 27.3(b) were presently treated in its national law (IP/C/W/125/Add.24). This information had been provided using the illustrative list of questions contained in document IP/C/W/273. The Council had also received a submission from Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, India, Peru, Thailand and Venezuela entitled "the Relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD): Checklist of Issues" (IP/C/W/420 and Add.1).
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