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H.E. Ambassador Xolelwa Mlumbi-Peter
111.   Ecuador wishes to report on the work carried out in relation to intellectual property measures adopted in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. 112.   Through the National Intellectual Rights Service (SENADI), Ecuador has set up a website providing information on technologies used to treat and prevent COVID-19. 113.   The aforementioned site contains: Government measures and official information issued by national bodies within their areas of competence; and details concerning the health measures taken following the declaration of a state of emergency in Ecuador. 114.   It also includes information generated at the international level regarding the pandemic, which has been sourced from information sharing platforms and technological bulletins prepared by international bodies and national intellectual property offices. 115.   Ecuador has also been involved in preparing the PROSUR Bulletin on Patents in the Public Domain for Technologies to Combat COVID-19. 116.   This information is included in the list of intellectual property measures in the context of COVID-19 drawn up by the Secretariat. 117.   SENADI prepared an Information Bulletin on patents related to COVID-19, which contains useful information related to technologies to fight COVID-19.
The Council took note of the statements made.
15.   The Chair said that the item had been put on the agenda at the request of South Africa, referring to the document "COVID-19: Measures Regarding Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights", which was available from the WTO website and contained a non-exhaustive list of IP-related measures taken in the context of COVID-19. The list compiled by the Secretariat from official sources and verified by the Members concerned. It was updated continuously, and the latest version was always available on the WTO website. She invited South Africa to introduce the item.
16.   The representative of South Africa took the floor to introduce the item.
17.   The representatives of Nigeria; Brazil; China; Chile; India; El Salvador; the Russian Federation; Indonesia; Ecuador; the United States of America; the European Union; Australia; and Switzerland took the floor.
18.   The Council took note of the statements made.
IP/C/M/95, IP/C/M/95/Add.1