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Mr. S. Harbinson (Hong Kong)
B Arrangements for Cooperation with WIPO
16. The representative of Uruguay, stressing the importance of an excellent cooperation between the WTO and WIPO, said that the notifications in the WTO under the TRIPS Agreement could not be dissociated from the notifications made under the conventions administered by WIPO. As to the issue of technical assistance, she subscribed to the views expressed by Paraguay. WIPO should also identify, from its side, areas in which the two Organizations should cooperate. Finally, she expressed support for the creation of an ad hoc informal joint consultation body which should be monitored by both Organizations, on the understanding that cooperation should be a matter not only for the two Secretariats but also for the member countries of the two Organizations.
WT/MIN(01)/DEC/1; WT/MIN(01)/17; IP/C/W/206; IP/C/W/404