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Ambassador Choi Hyuck (Korea)
87. The Chairman recalled that paragraph 45 of the Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration directed the TRIPS Council to continue its examination of the scope and modalities for complaints of the types provided for under subparagraphs 1(b) and 1(c) of Article XXIII of GATT 1994 and make recommendations to its next Session. It was agreed that, in the meantime, Members would not initiate such complaints under the TRIPS Agreement. 88. He said that he had held consultations on how the Council should organize its work pursuant to the Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration. In the light of these consultations, he suggested that the Council agree to keep this item on the agenda as a regular item so as to allow Members who had new thinking to share it, and also enable the Council to consider improved ways of organizing its work on this matter.