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Ambassador Vanu Gopala Menon (Singapore)
C TRANSITIONAL REVIEW UNDER SECTION 18 OF THE PROTOCOL ON THE ACCESSION OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
26. The Chairman recalled that paragraph 18 of China's Protocol on Accession required the TRIPS Council to review the implementation by China of the TRIPS Agreement each year for eight years and report the results of such review promptly to the General Council. The TRIPS Council had taken up the first review under paragraph 18 at its meeting in September 2002 in combination with its normal review of China's TRIPS implementing legislation. The report on the first transitional review had been forwarded to the General Council in document IP/C/26. He further recalled that paragraph 18 required China to provide relevant information, including information specified in Annex 1A, to the TRIPS Council in advance of the review. He informed the Council that the information submitted by China to it under Annex 1A of the Protocol of Accession, dated 17 November 2003, had been circulated in document IP/C/W/415. Questions and/or comments in connection with the transitional review had been submitted by Japan, Chinese Taipei, the European Communities and the United States, which had been circulated in documents IP/W/410, 411, 413 and 414 respectively.
IP/C/M/42