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

Ambassador Federico A. González (Paraguay) (24-25 October) and Mr. Martin Glass (Hong Kong, China) (17 November)
1. In proposing the agenda for adoption, the Chairman said that item N on "Australia's Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011" had been put on the proposed agenda at the written request of the delegation of Ukraine. Item O on "Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (Part III of the TRIPS Agreement)" had been put on the agenda at the request of the delegations of Australia, Canada, the European Union, Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States. As indicated in paragraph 4 of the proposed agenda, in order to facilitate the participation of relevant experts, it was planned that the Council commence discussion of item G on the annual review of the functioning of the Paragraph 6 system in the morning of the second day of the meeting, in line with the procedure agreed for that annual review in 2010.