Report by Developed Country Members on the implementation of TRIPS Art. 66.2 (re. Technology Transfer to LDCs) - View details of the document

New Zealand
The following communication, dated 18 September 2013, is being circulated at the request of the delegation of New Zealand. _______________ 1. This submission provides a report on New Zealand's activities in pursuit of commitments under Article 66.2 of the TRIPS Agreement concerning technology transfer to least developed countries (LDCs) for the period July 2012 - June 2013 and actions planned. 2. Article 66.2 of the TRIPS Agreement provides that "Developed country Members shall provide incentives to enterprises and institutions in their territories for the purpose of promoting and encouraging technology transfer to least developed country Members in order to enable them to create a sound and viable technological base". 3. Technology transfer is interpreted in this report broadly to include training, education and "know-how", along with any capital component. We see four key modes of technology transfer: (i) physical objects or equipment; (ii) skills and human aspects of technology management and learning; (iii) designs and blueprints which constitute the document-embodied knowledge on information and technology; and (iv) production arrangement linkages within which technology is operated. 4. New Zealand appreciates that LDC Members have an interest in learning more about the outcomes and operation of Members’ technology transfer programmes. As an annex to this report we have included a table of specific examples of technology transfer to LDCs. The table is in response to comments by LDCs wanting the adoption of a more standardized format of reporting.
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