Actas - Consejo de los ADPIC - Ver detalles de la intervención/declaración

Ambassador Chak Mun See (Singapore)
C.iii Review of legislation in April 2001
24. The representative of Argentina expressed her delegation's understanding for the concern expressed by Brazil. The paucity of legislation notified submitted under Article 63.2 of the Agreement demonstrated the problems implementation of the Agreement brought for many developing country Members. Various Members had made special efforts to carry forward the exercise in transparency as required by the Agreement, including Brazil and Argentina. Compliance with a mechanism designed to ensure greater transparency should not potentially affect the rights of a Member to an adequate defence of provisions of its legislation, if these were taken up in WTO dispute settlement proceedings. A request for consultations under the DSU had been addressed to Brazil and it appeared reasonable to suppose that a review of its legislation could affect Brazil's rights, since many questions posed in reviews of legislation concerned interpretation of the scope of the TRIPS Agreement's standards.