Minutes - TRIPS Council - View details of the intervention/statement

Ambassador C. Trevor Clarke (Barbados)
European Union
278. The representative of the European Communities said that the paragraph consisted of four short factual sentences. The first stated that this item had been taken up by the TRIPS Council at the request of the European Communities. He did not believe that any delegation could disagree with this or the other sentences. The second stated that, at its meeting in March 2006, the Council had continued its discussion of the EC communication. This did not mean that Members should continue such discussion. The third indicated that, at that meeting, the Council had had before it two additional communications, with a reference to the relevant documents. This did not imply that his delegation should put forward more communications or that other Members should agree with them. The last sentence merely indicated that Members had had further exchanges in June 2006 and at the present meeting.