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

Mr. S. Harbinson (Hong Kong)
European Union
G Implementation of Article 70.8
36. The representative of the European Communities said that his delegation fully supported the statement made by the United States. Obligations under Articles 70.8 and 70.9 had started applying more than a year ago and still some Members had not come forward with information on what they had done to implement these provisions. He informed the Council that his delegation had unsuccessfully pursued this matter with a number of countries on a bilateral basis. As regards Article 70.9, he agreed with the United States that it could not be entirely excluded that, in individual cases, exclusive marketing rights would have to be granted in the near future.