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Ambassador Dennis Francis (Trinidad & Tobago)
86. The Chairman recalled that, at its last meeting, the Council had taken up its annual review of technical cooperation. Given that some information from Members and intergovernmental organizations had only been made available a short time before the review, he said that he would offer Members a further opportunity to make comments on that material. 87. He further recalled that paragraph 2 of the TRIPS Council's 2005 decision on the "Extension of the Transition Period under Article 66.1 for Least-Developed Country Members" provided that "with a view to facilitating targeted technical and financial cooperation programmes, all the least-developed country Members will provide to the Council for TRIPS, preferably by 1 January 2008, as much information as possible on their individual priority needs for technical and financial cooperation in order to assist them in taking steps necessary to implement the TRIPS Agreement". To date, the Council had received such information from Sierra Leone and Uganda. He urged other least-developed country Members to provide information to the Council on their individual priority needs for technical and financial cooperation. 88. He informed the Council that the United States had provided an updated notification of its contact point for technical cooperation on TRIPS that had been circulated in document IP/N/7/Rev.2/Add.8.