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Ambassador W. Armstrong (New Zealand)
J.i Protocol of Accession of Ecuador
66. The representative of Ecuador reiterated that the provisions of Article 65.2 constituted Ecuador's rights, which could not be diminished by means of a subsequent interpretation of the scope of the text and of the conditions, which Ecuador had negotiated with WTO Members and agreed to in precise terms as reflected in its Protocol of Accession. The undertaking contained in the Protocol of Accession should be read in conjunction with paragraph 2 of Article 65 of the TRIPS Agreement.