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Ambassador Dennis Francis (Trinidad & Tobago)
3. The Chairman said that, since the Council's meeting in June, Ukraine had made its initial notification of its laws and regulations, circulated in document IP/N/1/UKR/1 and related law series documents. Its responses to the Checklist of Issues on Enforcement had been circulated in document IP/N/6/UKR/1. It had also made a number of notifications relating to Articles 1.3 and 3.1 and certain other provisions, which were being circulated in documents IP/N/2/UKR/1 and IP/N/5/UKR/1. In addition, the Council had received a number of supplements and updates to earlier notifications of laws and regulations notified under Article 63.2 of the Agreement. Hong Kong, China had notified two notices announcing the commencement of some of the remaining provisions of the Copyright (Amendment) Ordinances 2007; Switzerland had notified a consolidated version of its amended patent law; Japan had notified a consolidated version of its amended Unfair Competition Act; Viet Nam had notified amendments to an Ordinance on Handling of Administrative Violations and a Joint Circular Guiding the Application of a Number of Legal Provision to the Settlement of Disputes over Intellectual Property Rights at People's Courts; and Canada had notified an amendment to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. These notifications were being circulated in the IP/N/1/- series of documents. 4. He urged those Members whose initial notifications remained incomplete to submit the outstanding material without delay and reminded other Members of their obligation to notify any subsequent amendments of their laws and regulations without delay after their entry into force. In particular, he reminded those Members who had made any changes to their laws and/or regulations to implement the Decision on TRIPS and Public Health and who had not yet notified such changes to the Council to do so. 5. As regards notifications of contact points under Article 69, since the Council's meeting in June, Myanmar had notified its contact point. In addition, updates to contact points notified earlier had been received from the Czech Republic, Colombia, El Salvador and Guatemala. These notifications were being circulated in addenda to document IP/N/3/Rev.10.