Actas - Consejo de los ADPIC - Ver detalles de la intervención/declaración

Ambassador Federico A. González (Paraguay) (24-25 October) and Mr. Martin Glass (Hong Kong, China) (17 November)
519. The representative of Angola said that he agreed on the need to protect and respect IP and that he shared the concerns about counterfeiting, piracy, and transborder crime. He noted that even if an agreement were negotiated outside of the WTO, if a country correctly interpreted the Paris Convention, it might not apply. He did not want to exclude certain topics from discussion, and asked all delegations to have an open mind in relation to all topics. He sought clarification on a number of points: first, whether the member States of the European Union were included separately in the number of ACTA participants; second, what technical and financial cooperation was available in particular to build the necessary infrastructure for border enforcement; and third, what other international laws would be applicable with respect to customs enforcement. As to enforcement of IPRs in the digital environment, he asked whether ACTA contained any additional standards as compared to those already contained in the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT). He further raised questions on the practical evaluation standards for enforcement measures under Articles 14 and 18 of ACTA.