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Ambassador Federico A. González (Paraguay) (24-25 October) and Mr. Martin Glass (Hong Kong, China) (17 November)
United States of America
27. The representative of the United States said that Rule 25 of the Rules of Procedure provided that "[d]iscussions on substantive issues under 'Other Business' shall be avoided". The proponents wished to share information on the substantive provisions of ACTA and he understood that some other Members had some views about them. Since this was a substantive issue, it was inappropriate to discuss it under "Other Business". The title was appropriate as proposed. As to Pakistan's question with respect to discussion of the Nagoya Protocol by the CBD Secretariat, he did not see any linkage. Items D, E and F of the current agenda would provide an opportunity to address the Nagoya Protocol by Members.