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

Ambassador W. Armstrong (New Zealand)
A Notifications under Article 4(d)
4. The representative of Mexico stressed that the document should serve as an informal guide to assist Members to determine whether a notification under Article 4(d) might be warranted and expressed support for the proposal to revert to the issue in the light of new or revised notifications. While recognizing the general right that any Member had to put a question to another Member, bilaterally or in the course of a Council meeting, he said that this possibility should not form part of a decision concerning notifications under Article 4(d), because it might be interpreted as a reference to a review of notifications made and nothing in Article 4(d) required such a review. Noting the changes that had been made to paragraph 7 on the basis of the informal consultations, he suggested a number of additional changes to that paragraph.