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

Mr. S. Harbinson (Hong Kong)
H Draft Model Legislation of the WCO
66. The Chairman suggested that the Council, first, welcome the interest and the activity of the WCO in regard to the customs enforcement of intellectual property rights and also its concern to take into account the provisions of the TRIPS Agreement; second, express the importance that it attached to a mutually supportive relationship between the WTO and the WCO in this regard; and, third, take note of the draft model legislation being developed by the WCO. He noted that it was not the job of the Council for TRIPS of the WTO to approve or disapprove such a text, which did not constitute an official interpretation of the TRIPS Agreement, this being a task that only the WTO could undertake.