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Ambassador Carlos Pérez del Castillo (Uruguay)
L.ii Accession
155. The Chairperson recalled that, at the meeting in December, the Council had noted that the accession negotiations with Latvia had been concluded and that, since that meeting, Latvia had deposited its instrument of ratification and had become a WTO Member as of 10 February1999. The Protocol of Accession of Latvia included, in relation to the TRIPS Agreement, a commitment that no transitional period under the TRIPS Agreement would be invoked.