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Ambassador Dacio Castillo (Honduras)
B.iii Arrangements for the review of the national implementing legislation of Montenegro
36. The Chairman said that, under item M, he would provide information on Montenegro's and Samoa's accessions to the WTO. He already noted that Montenegro had agreed to apply the TRIPS Agreement no later than the date of its accession to the WTO, without recourse to any transitional period. In light of this, he suggested that the Secretariat be requested to contact Montenegro concerning the notification procedures of the Council. Given that, after the receipt of the notifications of its legislation, other Members would need some time to prepare questions to be posed to it in the context of the review, and then Montenegro would need some time to prepare its responses, it would appear that the most appropriate time for the review of its TRIPS implementing legislation would be the Council's first meeting in 2013. He suggested that the Council revert to the arrangements for this review at its meeting in November.