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

Mr. S. Harbinson (Hong Kong)
Estados Unidos de América
B.2.i Procedures for giving effect to the obligation to notify implementing legislation under Article 63.2
22. The representative of the United States said that the paper contained a good approach for proceeding on the issue. One should keep in mind the primary objective, which was to have a notification system that would work so that Members could ensure that all Members were implementing the Agreement as they were obligated to do. There was a number of subsidiary issues that related to minimizing the burden on countries in terms of meeting this obligation. While he agreed that work had to be done on these issues, none of them should supersede the primary objective. Therefore, if things such as checklists were turned to, it should be ensured that these lists were sufficient to meet the primary objective.