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Mr. S. Harbinson (Hong Kong)
C.2 Notification of legislation giving effect to obligations already applicable
72. The Chairman proposed that Article 65.5 would be the subject of informal consultations and that the Council revert to the matter at a later stage. As to the second suggestion of the European Communities, relating to the situation where a country had amended its legislation to bring its laws and regulations into conformity with the provisions of the TRIPS Agreement in advance of its obligations to do so, he suggested that information concerning such legislation would be submitted to the TRIPS Council on a best endeavours basis. As regards Article 70.8, he proposed that the TRIPS Council urge those Members to whom Article 70.8 applied to notify the relevant legislation prior to the next meeting of the TRIPS Council and that the Council revert to the matter at the next meeting.