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

Ambassador Eui-yong Chung (Korea, Republic of)
United States of America
147. The representative of the United States thought it would not, in fact, help delegations move closer together if there was an artificially imposed deadline for the Chair to come forward with a text. In his delegation's view, it would be necessary to work harder to find commonality among the various positions, which would then give the Chair an opportunity to come forward with a document that would help bring the negotiations to a close. He thought that the Special Session had not yet reached such a stage of commonality, and that there would still be an opportunity for it to emerge "organically" from the Special Session. A fixed deadline would only frustrate the efforts.