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Ambassador Eduardo Pérez Motta (Mexico)
C.i Scope and coverage
26. The representative of Peru said that the proposals presented by Switzerland were restrictive and could not be supported by her delegation. On the question of products to be covered, she was in favour of a broad understanding that included not just medicines, but other products such as surgical equipment, active ingredients, diagnostic kits and other such products. She opposed a restrictive list of diseases and was also against excluding any beneficiary country, especially if it was a developing country. She said that developed countries that would like to exclude themselves should be allowed to do so. On the assessment of manufacturing capacity she said that the Member in question should be allowed to determine its own needs. She also said that no a priori exclusion of developed countries as potential suppliers should be enforced as this would undermine availability of pharmaceuticals.