Minutes - TRIPS Council - View details of the intervention/statement

H.E. Ambassador Dagfinn Sørli and Ambassador Dr. Lansana Gberie
221.   The delegation of Bangladesh welcomes the reports under TRIPS Article 67 from the developed country Members on capacity-building support to the developing countries and particularly the LDCs. These reports provide information on a wide range of programmes and activities customized for the beneficiary Members. These programmes are critically important for the LDCs. My delegation also thanks the Secretariat for managing the e-TRIPS Gateway regarding TRIPS related data and information. Bangladesh sincerely thanks the developed country Members and IGOs for their help and would like to request them to continue their valuable supports for the developing countries and particularly the LDCs and the graduating LDCs. 222.   My delegation also takes this opportunity to request the WTO Secretariat to organize dedicated annual workshop to monitor progress on technical cooperation under Article 67 of the TRIPS Agreement. This may take the similar type of format like the TRIPS 66.2 workshop we referred to under agenda item 10. We propose that such a regular event on TRIPS Article 67 will help inform dialogue among the Members.
59. The Council took note of the statements made.
57. The Chair recalled that in October 2021, the Council had conducted its annual review of technical cooperation on the basis of reports submitted by developed country Members, and a number of Observer International Organizations. He said that, as some information had only been made available a short time before the meeting, the Council had agreed that Members would have a further opportunity to make comments at the present meeting.
58. The representatives of Bangladesh; and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) took the floor.
59. The Council took note of the statements made.
IP/C/M/104/Add.1, IP/C/M/104/Rev.1, IP/C/M104