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H.E. Ambassador Xolelwa Mlumbi-Peter
12 LDC GROUP PROPOSAL ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ARTICLE 66.2 OF THE TRIPS AGREEMENT
316.   Article 66.2 of the TRIPS Agreement mandates that the developed country Members provide incentives to their own enterprises and institutions in their territories for promoting and encouraging technology transfer to LDCs. 317.   In this regard, India supports the LDC Group's proposal, which suggests templates to provide details on the specific enterprise receiving the incentives and transferring technology to LDCs. The LDC Group believes that proposed templates will help simplify the reporting process, synchronize the current reporting variations, and acknowledge the substantive contributions of developed country Members with evidence and precision and improve overall transparency in the context of this important provision.
50.   The Council took note of the statements made.
47.   The Chair said that the agenda item had been requested by Chad, on behalf of the LDC Group. A communication had been circulated in document IP/C/W/664. She invited the LDC Group to introduce the agenda item.
48.   The representative of Bangladesh, on behalf of the LDC Group, took the floor to introduce the item.
49.   The representatives of Nepal; Nigeria; Tanzania, on behalf of the LDC Group; Zimbabwe; South Africa; India; China; the United States of America; Switzerland; Canada; Japan; Indonesia; and, the European Union took the floor.
50.   The Council took note of the statements made.
IP/C/M/95, IP/C/M/95/Add.1