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Mr. S. Harbinson (Hong Kong)
H Technical Cooperation
47. In regard to the question of how to ensure that the needs for technical cooperation were adequately met (document IP/C/W/21, paragraphs 8-9), the representatives of Paraguay, Japan, Peru, the United States, Uruguay, the European Communities, Norway, New Zealand and Australia were not in favour of the Secretariat acting as an intermediary between those providing and those requesting technical cooperation. Delegations were of the view that cooperation should be administered bilaterally between the Members concerned; or, as added by the representative of Paraguay, between a developing country Member concerned and WIPO, in accordance with Article 4 of the Agreement between WIPO and the WTO, the WTO Secretariat or other intergovernmental organization. Some delegations supported the concerns expressed in document IP/C/W/21: the need to avoid unnecessary bureaucratic burdens and to use the Secretariat's limited resources as efficiently as possible. The representatives of Japan and Uruguay believed that it was sufficient for the Secretariat to provide information on technical cooperation in order to facilitate bilateral cooperation between the parties concerned. The representative of the European Communities added that, as far as multilateral technical cooperation was concerned, the main discussions should probably take place in WIPO.