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Ambassador Carlos Pérez del Castillo (Uruguay)
L.i Accessions
105. The Chairperson informed the Council that on 6 October 1999, the Government of Georgia had accepted, subject to ratification, the Protocol of Accession of Georgia to the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, done at Geneva on 6 October 1999 (WT/Let/312). Paragraph 2 of the Protocol of Accession for Georgia (to be circulated in document WT/ACC/GEO/33) incorporated the commitment given by Georgia in relation to intellectual property as reproduced in paragraph 161 of the report of the Working Party on the Accession of Georgia. This paragraph said that "the representative of Georgia stated that Georgia 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".