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H.E. Ambassador Lundeg Purevsuren

399.   China appreciates the efforts made by the African Group, Cuba, India and Oman for submitting this document. 400.   As reflected in the document, the capacity constraints of developing Members, especially LDCs, should be fully considered. The concerns and proposals related to TRIPS given in the document are worth deep discussion. In this regard, we encourage direct dialogues among Members so that the difficulties of developing Members could be better understood and addressed. 401.   For China, we share the concerns of other developing Members, and at the same time, as many other developing Members, we always try our best to fulfil the notification requirements. 402.   For developed country Members, as the document shows, they are far from fully implementing their notification obligations. So, here, I would like to reiterate that, to enhance transparency and strengthen notifications, developed country Members should take the lead and developing ones should also endeavour to do so at their best.

The Council took note of the statements made.
62.   The Chair indicated that this item had been put on the agenda at the request of the African Group, Cuba, India and Oman. These delegations had also submitted a communication on this topic, which had been circulated in document JOB/IP/33/Rev.2, in order to allow Members to prepare for the discussion. He invited the co-sponsors to introduce their communication.
63.   The representatives of South Africa, India, the European Union; China; Brazil; and Japan took the floor.
64.   The Council took note of the statements made.
IP/C/M/93, IP/C/M/93/Add.1