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

Mr. S. Harbinson (Hong Kong)
World Trade Organization
C.1.iii Article 69
42. In response, the representative of the Secretariat said that the intention had not been to limit the concept of contact points so as to necessarily relate only to customs administrations. This would be for the Council to decide. However, the words "For this purpose" at the beginning of the second sentence of Article 69, which laid down the obligation to establish contact points, made it clear that there was a link between that sentence and the first sentence of Article 69, which addressed the general question of cooperation between Members with a view to eliminating trade in infringing goods.
IP/C/W/194; IP/C/M/27; IP/C/M/30