98. The Council usually conducts such review at the Council's previous meeting of the year. Developed country Members are invited to submit information on their activities pursuant to Article 67 of the TRIPS Agreement. Other Members who also engage in technical cooperation are, of course, encouraged to share information if they so wish. Intergovernmental organizations with observer status in the TRIPS Council, as well as the WTO Secretariat, are also invited to report on their relevant activities and in the past, we have had good returns in this regard. The requested written information should be made available four weeks prior to our next meeting in order to allow timely circulation before the meeting. In view of the dates of the next TRIPS Council meeting – 1314 October 2021 – this would mean that written information on technical assistance activities would be requested by 15 September 2021.
99. Once again, we invite Members to use the e-TRIPS Submission System. As pointed out in the past, much of the value of this information relates to its searchability. The searchability of the information is vastly improved if the information is submitted through the e-TRIPS Submission System. You may still, of course, send us a paper version. However, the only search availability for such submissions will be full-text search, whereas submissions made in the e-TRIPS Submission System are searchable, for instance, by beneficiary Members, date spans or topics that may have been indicated. It is vastly preferential to use the e-TRIPS Submission System, and we encourage Members to do that.