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

Ambassador Eduardo Pérez Motta (Mexico)
205. The Chairman said that the list of the 16 pending requests for observer status in the TRIPS Council by other intergovernmental organizations was contained in document IP/C/W/52/Rev.10. He recalled that, at the Council's meeting in June 2002, he had proposed, following consultations, that the Council grant observer status to ARIPO, OAPI and the GCC on an ad hoc basis, i.e. subject to review in the light of any further guidance from the General Council on the grant of observer status to other intergovernmental organizations. However, at that time, not all delegations were prepared to take a decision on the matter, and the situation also remained the same at the September and November meetings. He asked delegations whether there were any developments in their thinking concerning the pending requests by these three organizations or by any other organizations.