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

Ambassador D. Mwape (Zambia)
128. The Chairman thanked the delegations of Chile and Switzerland for the information which provided the Special Session with some transparency and fed into the multilateral process as agreed at the last TNC meeting. His understanding was that the request had come from the Members who were participating in the small group. It was a request made specifically by Chile and Switzerland to facilitate the discussion in the small group. The reporting had been done by the delegations of Chile and Switzerland in order to bring awareness as to what was being done in that small group. What he anticipated was that, once the document had been prepared at the request of two delegations, the document would go to the Members that had requested it and this negotiating group would rely on those Members to make the paper available to ensure transparency.
The Special Session took note of the statements made.