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Ambassador Choi Hyuck (Korea)
J.i Annual Updates on Technical Cooperation Activities
162. The Chairman suggested that, in view of the Hong Kong Ministerial Conference in December, the Council hold its annual review of technical cooperation at its meeting scheduled for 25-26 October. Accordingly, he suggested that the Council once more invite developed country Members to supply information on their activities pursuant to Article 67 of the TRIPS Agreement. Other Members who also made available technical cooperation were encouraged to share information on these activities if they so wished. He also suggested that the Council invite those intergovernmental organizations that had observer status in the TRIPS Council to provide information on their activities of relevance and that the WTO Secretariat might also be instructed to report on its activities. Furthermore, he suggested that this information be made available by 30 September, about three weeks prior to the Council's next meeting, in order to allow its timely circulation before the meeting.