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Ambassador Karen Tan (Singapore)
G REVIEW UNDER PARAGRAPH 8 OF THE DECISION ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PARAGRAPH 6 OF THE DOHA DECLARATION ON THE TRIPS AGREEMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH
122. The representative of China said that his delegation had notified its acceptance of the Protocol on 28 November 2007. Public health was an important issue to his delegation, as well as to many other developing countries and LDCs. The shipment of HIV/AIDS medicines from Canada to Rwanda was the first case to test the functioning of the system established under the Decision. It deserved thorough examination, as it had already revealed some hurdles with respect to the lengthy process leading to the shipment. The annual review provided an important platform for future discussions. He supported the request by Egypt, Tanzania and India that the TRIPS Council hold informal consultations on how to improve the functioning of the system. He also proposed the organization of a workshop specifically dedicated to the experience made in the case of supply of generic medicines from Canada to Rwanda under the system be considered.
IP/C/M/61