187. Canada would like to thank the Secretariat for organizing the thematic discussions and panels during previous week's annual workshop on the implementation of Article 66.2 of the TRIPS Agreement. Canada welcomed the exchange of views and experiences on the implementation of this commitment, including the opportunity to hear directly from LDCs on their tech transfer interests and priorities in meeting their respective national development objectives.
188. In our view, this exchange is key to ensuring that LDCs have an opportunity to provide feedback on specific projects and on their priority needs, and to help provide that technology transfer incentives continue to enable LDCs to address emerging development challenges in creating a sound and viable technological base. We similarly benefit from hearing the experiences of other developed country Members, sharing and identifying best practices and commonalities, being better informed how future incentives in the area of technology transfer can respond to LDCs' priorities over time.
189. Canada was pleased to present on key updates from its October 2020 annual report (which can be found in document IP/C/R/TTI/CAN/1), and to participate in previous week's panel discussion on the theme of technology transfer in the area of environment. In this spirit, Canada would be pleased to discuss any of the projects reported under this thematic area, and indeed any of the other thematic areas detailed in our 2020 report, which also include agriculture, health, digital economy, information and communications technologies, and entrepreneurship.
190. We look forward to further dialogue through the annual workshop and discussions here in the TRIPS Council, and once again thank the Secretariat for convening the 2021 workshop, and all Members for their constructive engagement on this important commitment.