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

Ambassador Eui-yong Chung (Korea)
European Union
C.3.a Participation
53. The representative of the European Communities wished to correct the impression that the EC was trying to transfer mutatis mutandis its system or internal domestic policy on GIs at the multilateral level. He assured the Special Session that that was not the case. He recalled that his delegation had repeatedly given explanations of the great differences between the EC system of registration and domestic policy concerning GIs on one side and the EC proposal in the Special Session on the other. These differences had also been underlined in a panel held in the WTO in May 2002.