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Mr. S. Harbinson (Hong Kong)
B.3 Article 69: Notifications of contact points
27. The Chairman recalled that Article 69 required Members to establish and notify contact points in their administrations for the purposes of cooperation with each other aimed at the elimination of international trade in infringing goods. These contact points were essentially a vehicle for the cooperation in combating trade in infringing goods that Article 69 called for. Therefore, the starting-point could be to discuss what type of cooperation Members wished to see. He suggested that, in the discussion, delegations might make a distinction between two elements: first, the exchange of information and cooperation between customs authorities with regard to trade in counterfeit and pirated goods, which was highlighted in the last sentence of Article 69, and, second, the other aspects of cooperation aimed at eliminating international trade in infringing goods that Members felt should be taken up.