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

Ambassador Eui-yong Chung (Korea, Republic of)
C.ii.ii Costs
94. The representative of Brazil said that his delegation was very sensitive to the issue of costs in implementing a multilateral system of notification and registration of GIs for wines and spirits. One of the important and interesting points had been made by Australia regarding translation of GIs. As a country whose language was not one of the WTO official ones, Brazil was sensitive to the impact and practical application of the system. One of Brazil's objectives was to have the most simple and non burdensome and low cost system, particularly for developing countries. His delegation believed that the suggestion made by Chile could be a helpful way for a concrete understanding of the actual cost in implementing the system.