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Ambassador Boniface Chidyausiku (Zimbabwe)
57. The Chairperson informed the Council that, since the previous meeting, Korea had notified its contact point for technical assistance on TRIPS notifications between WTO Members pursuant to paragraph 11 of document IP/C/W/241. This contact point had been circulated in document IP/N/7/Rev.2/Add.5. The updated list of Members offering technical assistance on TRIPS notifications under this scheme had been circulated in document IP/C/W/256/Rev.1. Portugal had provided updated information on its technical and financial cooperation activities relevant to the implementation of the TRIPS Agreement in the area of industrial property. This information had been circulated in document IP/C/W/203/Add.4/Supp.2 and supplemented the information contained in document IP/C/W/203/Add.4/Suppl.1, which contained information on Portugal's technical and financial cooperation activities in the area of copyright and related rights as well as on enforcement of intellectual property rights. 58. Turning to arrangements for the annual review of technical cooperation which the Council traditionally undertook at its September meeting, the Chairperson suggested that the Council once more invite developed country Members to supply information on their activities pursuant to Article 67 of the TRIPS Agreement. Other Members who also made available technical cooperation were encouraged to share information on these activities if they so wished. He also suggested that once more the Council invite those intergovernmental organizations that had observer status in the TRIPS Council to provide information on their activities of relevance and, further, that the Secretariat might also be instructed to report on its activities. He suggested that the Council request that this information be made available by the end of August, in order to allow its circulation before the Council's meeting scheduled for 19 to 21 September 2001.