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

Ambassador Eduardo Pérez Motta (Mexico)
C.i Scope and coverage
17. The representative of Zimbabwe said that on product coverage and eligibility of importing Members his delegation had nothing new to add to what had already been said in previous meetings. On potential suppliers, he said that Zimbabwe preferred that all WTO Member countries should be included. He concurred with Brazil that if developed countries were allowed to exclude themselves, the solution would be an ineffective one. He noted that a number of developed countries, including Switzerland in its non-paper, had not yet expressed a view on potential suppliers and he awaited their views on this matter with great interest. In spite of the view expressed by Switzerland in section 3 of its non-paper, he said that there seemed to be some openness toward Switzerland being a potential supplier which appeared to be indicated by section 2. Here Switzerland appeared to support a strict regime of safeguards against diversion of products to third countries. He said that this proposal opened the way for other developed countries to agree to being suppliers. He agreed with Brazil's view that the list of diseases in the Declaration was merely illustrative and did not restrict the applicability of the Declaration to only those diseases. To clarify the situation, he said that those countries that opposed the extension of the solution to diseases other than those enumerated in the Declaration should give examples of what diseases they would like to see excluded so that all Members could get a better idea of what they had in mind.