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

H.E. Ambassador Dr Lansana GBERIE

536.   In that sense we understand that this agenda item has been proven to be very fruitful and it has engaged a lot of Members the side event and the level of attendance that the organizer had it was very interesting indeed and it is a dynamic issue that help us to apply IP policies on the field in our cases. So, it would be our understanding that there is some appetite for this kind of discussions, regularly, in this Council and we would like to suggest that we can have this agenda item permanently in our agenda, sometimes with a wider scope sometimes with a more discrete approach but the idea of linking IP policy and MSMEs I think that it is very useful for our daily work in this Organization.

The Council took note of the statements made.
84. The Chair said this item had been put on the agenda at the request of the delegations of Australia, Canada, Chile, the European Union, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. These delegations had also submitted a communication on this topic, circulated in document in order to allow Members to prepare for today's discussion.
85. The representatives of Switzerland; Japan; the United States of America; Australia; Canada; Chinese Taipei; Singapore; the European Union; the United Kingdom; Chile; Hong Kong, China; Uruguay; Mexico; Switzerland; South Africa; India; China; and Indonesia took the floor.
86. The Council took note of the statements made.
IP/C/M/106, IP/C/M/106/Add.1