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)
19. The representative of Pakistan said that if the rationale for presenting ACTA was to create transparency and share experiences, he wished the proponents to honour the request by many Members to raise the issue of the Nagoya Protocol and to invite the CBD Secretariat to share its experience and reflections, since that was also one of the areas that was very much within TRIPS. The Nagoya Protocol had been signed by a large majority of Members as opposed to the eight signatories of ACTA. He suggested that the title be changed into something like "Presentation of the ACTA", because he was not convinced that ACTA was a normative standard for enforcement, which was covered by Part III of the TRIPS Agreement. The mere heading of the agenda item could lead to an implication that this was becoming the normative standard, which he was not able to accept.