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Ambassador C. Trevor Clarke (Barbados)
I.i Annual Updates on Technical Cooperation Activities
150. Turning to the arrangements for the annual review of technical cooperation, the Chairman recalled that the Council had traditionally undertaken such a review each autumn. He therefore suggested that the Council hold its annual review of technical cooperation at its next 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 once more 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 the Council might request that this information be made available by 29 September, i.e. approximately three weeks prior to the Council's next meeting, in order to allow its timely circulation before that meeting.