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

Ambassador Chak Mun See (Singapore)
36. The representative of Norway said that, at present, there was a scheme under which international organizations aided developing country Members in drafting legislation, but there was no similar scheme for the notification of legislation under Article 63.2 of the Agreement. The joint non-paper proposed a list of developed country Members who were willing to provide such assistance. It was important for developed country Members to take on this responsibility to make themselves available to least-developed countries when they had to notify implementing legislation by 2006. The developed country Members had already been through the notification procedure and had relevant experience. In order to assist least-developed countries in this task, the scheme had to be prepared well in advance both in terms of personnel and financing. The emphasis in the Agreement was on least-developed countries to provide timely notifications of implementing legislation, and this was necessary to have a meaningful review of national implementing legislation.