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Mr. S. Harbinson (Hong Kong)
Unión Europea
D Notifications under Article 4(d)
18. The representative of the European Communities said that intensive discussions had taken place between the Community and its Member States before a decision could be taken on which international agreements the European Communities as such would notify under Article 4(d). These discussions had revealed a wide difference of view ranging from one extreme, which was to notify all that existed on the bilateral and multilateral level, to the other, namely not to notify anything. He wished to note that, in the intellectual property area, little experience existed with MFN. Clarification of its functioning in relation to intellectual property was needed, so that Members would be able to indicate more precisely the exemption notified under Article 4(d).