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Mr. S. Harbinson (Hong Kong)
Hong Kong, China
D Organizational Matters and Work Programme
83. The representative of Hong Kong was of the view that, at this stage, the Council should concentrate its efforts on getting the business going and should, consequently, focus on the monitoring function under Article 68, in particular in respect of Article 70.8 and 70.9. He also supported the Egyptian suggestion to consider the implementation of Article 67. The issues of non-violation disputes and a notification and registration system for geographical indications had a strong negotiating element: discussion on these matters had, therefore, better be reserved for later.