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Ambassador Dennis Francis (Trinidad & Tobago)
C.iii Arrangements for the reviews of national implementing legislation of Tonga and Ukraine
19. The Chairman recalled that, at its meeting in June, the Council had agreed that it would take up the review of the TRIPS implementing legislation of Tonga and Ukraine, two newly acceded Members, at its first meeting in 2009. The Council had set the following target dates for the submission of questions and answers for this review: questions were to have been submitted to Tonga and Ukraine, with a copy to the Secretariat, by 1 December; and responses to questions posed within that deadline were to be submitted by 12 January 2009. Ukraine had already notified its laws and regulations, and provided its responses to the Checklist of Issues on Enforcement. This material was intended to serve as the basis for the upcoming review. He said that it would be appreciated if any questions to Ukraine could be submitted within the target dates the Council agreed at its meeting in June. As regards Tonga, the Council had not yet received Tonga's notification of its TRIPS implementing laws and regulations.