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

Mr. S. Harbinson (Hong Kong)
H Technical Cooperation
46. The representatives of Paraguay, Uruguay, the European Communities, New Zealand, Australia and Canada believed that it was not necessary or desirable for reports on technical cooperation activities to be submitted on the basis of a format. Rather those providing information should be free to describe their cooperation activities as widely and clearly as possible. The representative of the European Communities believed that those providing assistance did not need any incitation to provide detailed information on their activities. However, the representative of Australia said that her delegation was flexible if there was a widespread view that some kind of general format should be followed.