91. South Africa would like to reiterate its support for this item to remain on the agenda of the TRIPS Council and thanks the Secretariat for its ongoing work to update the compilation. In our view the compilation of measures is a useful tool that not only informs Members regarding measures by other Members but can also be the basis for useful mutual dialogue. The overall theme that emerged from the experiences shared was the inadequacy of existing flexibilities to deal with the pandemic. The TRIPS Waiver Proposal offers a workable solution. We note with appreciation, the Secretariat working paper entitled "Innovation and the Patenting Activities of COVID-19 Vaccines in WTO Members – Analytical Review of Medicines Patent Pool COVID-19 Vaccines Landscape (VAXPAL)". Our delegation is studying the report and we believe it would be appropriate for the Secretariat to provide Members with a presentation of the findings. 92. We also note that tomorrow afternoon, WIPO will present a patent landscape Report on "COVID- 19 related vaccines and therapeutics - Preliminary insights on related patenting activity during the pandemic". In our view, it would greatly benefit the discussions of this Council if WIPO could be invited to present its findings.
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