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Ambassador Eduardo Pérez Motta (Mexico)
World Trade Organization
C.i Paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health
128. Referring to comments on the papers provided by the Secretariat (IP/C/W/345 and IP/C/W/348), a representative of the Secretariat explained that the sentence in paragraph 1 of document IP/C/W/348 stating the diseases specifically referred to in the Declaration were HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, did not purport to be any kind of interpretation of the scope of the Declaration - which, of course, referred to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other epidemics. The sentence was there to explain the approach that the Secretariat had taken, for reasons of making the task before it in preparing the document manageable, of focus on those three diseases - the ones explicitly referred to in the Declaration. On IP/C/W/345, Annex 4 which contained a typology of the world's pharmaceutical industries, he explained that this had been taken as a quote from a UNIDO study, as referred to on the first page of the document. The categories and countries under each category were just taken from the UNIDO study and not determined by the Secretariat. As was pointed out in the note, this study had become a little bit dated; a more modern listing might put some countries in different boxes.