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Ambassador Choi Hyuck (Korea)
Korea, Republic of
G DECISION ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PARAGRAPH 6 OF THE DOHA DECLARATION ON THE TRIPS AGREEMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH
189. The representative of Korea said that the amendment should be a technical exercise and the legal status of the Chairman's Statement should not be changed. In particular, the voluntary commitment undertaken by the so-called partial opt-out Members, including his delegation, should not be turned into a legal obligation. Turning to Korea's domestic implementing legislation, he reported that the internal review process would be completed as soon as possible, hopefully before the Hong Kong Ministerial Conference. The revised patent law reflecting the Decision was expected to enter into force in December 2005.
IP/C/M/49