Minutes - TRIPS Council Special Session - View details of the intervention/statement

Ambassador C. Trevor Clarke (Barbados)
European Union
B.iii Cluster 3 (Other elements such as costs and burdens and special and differential treatment)
143. The representative of the European Communities said that his delegation believed that progress on these other issues, including costs, could only be made once the so-called "key policy choices" had been made on issues in the first cluster of legal effects and participation because they would flow from those issues. For that reason, the proposal in TN/C/W/52 did not enter into these details at this stage.
The Special Session took note of the statements made.