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

Mr. S. Harbinson (Hong Kong)
B Arrangements for Cooperation with WIPO
21. The representative of Japan said that the contacts between the Secretariats of the WTO and WIPO had already identified some specific issues which required some cooperation, such as in respect of notifications. Based on these findings, the TRIPS Council should first give substance to the phrase "mutually supportive relationship", since agreement on this, for example on details of notification requirements, would facilitate considerably both the elaboration of an institutional framework and the contacts on various levels between the WTO and WIPO and their Secretariats.