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Ambassador Carlos Pérez del Castillo (Uruguay)
M.i Accession
111. The Chairperson informed the Council that, on 21 May 1999, the Government of Estonia had accepted, subject to ratification, the Protocol of Accession of Estonia to the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, done at Geneva on 21 May 1999 (WT/Let/300). Paragraph 2 of the Protocol of Accession of Estonia (to be circulated in document WT/ACC/EST/30) incorporated the commitment given by Estonia in relation to intellectual property as reproduced in paragraph 126 of the report of the Working Party on the Accession of Estonia. According to this paragraph, the representative of Estonia had stated that Estonia would fully apply all the provisions of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights from the date of its accession to the WTO, without recourse to any transitional period.