4. The representative of Japan said that, while the first new agenda item on implementation of Paragraph 6 system had been previously discussed at some sessions and informal consultations, no specific progress had been made during these discussions and there was no information showing any further progress so far. As the annual review of the functioning of the Paragraph 6 system was on the agenda for the Council's next session in October, he saw no specific reason why it should be discussed at the present session. Having said that, he did not disagree with the addition of this item on the agenda, but asked the proponents to explain why they believed this to be urgent, in the absence of any new specific problem.
5. With respect to the second new agenda item on TRIPS plus enforcement trends, he believed that Members had the right to suggest agenda items for inclusion through written requests if they so wished. At the same time, his delegation would appreciate it if the proponents could provide enough information on the content of the proposed item in advance, for example, by submitting documents, in order to use effectively the limited time available in the Council, and to allow fruitful discussion based on sufficient information. Since no concrete information on this agenda item had been presented, his delegation preferred to discuss this item at the next or a later Council meeting once enough information on the matter had been provided to Members.