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Ambassador István Major (Hungary)
32. The Chairperson said that, at the previous meeting, it had been agreed that developed country Members would provide their annual update of information on their technical cooperation activities relevant to the implementation of the TRIPS Agreement in time for the Council's meeting in September. The Council had also invited intergovernmental organizations observers to the Council, and the WTO Secretariat, to provide information on their technical cooperation activities, as they had also done in previous years. After the Council meeting in May, an airgram had been circulated reminding delegations that it would be important, in order to enable the timely processing and distribution to Members of this information, to have their written contributions by 1 September (WTO/AIR/850). 33. The Chairperson informed the Council that information had been received from the World Customs Organization in response to the Council's request and would be available shortly in document IP/C/W/108.