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Ambassador W. Armstrong (New Zealand)
C.i Notifications under Article 63.2
21. The representative of Romania stressed that the notification circulated to Members in document IP/N/1/ROM/1, of 20 February 1997, had been made for transparency reasons and without prejudice to the provisions of Article 65, paragraphs 2 and 3, of the TRIPS Agreement. Even so, Romania was interested in being included in the process of examination of laws and regulations related to the TRIPS Agreement and welcomed that it had already been included in the checklist which had been prepared by the Secretariat. Her delegation considered that the exercise of the examination of laws and regulations in the TRIPS field was a valuable test for the compatibility of laws and regulations with the TRIPS Agreement. She also wished to note that it was her delegation's understanding that through this notification it was meeting its obligations under Article 3, 4 and 5 of the TRIPS Agreement.