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

A Notifications under Article 4(d)
1. The Chairman referred to the guidelines concerning observer status for intergovernmental organizations as adopted by the General Council at its meeting of 18 July 1996 and said that the Chairman of the General Council was consulting with other Chairpersons on how the procedures under these guidelines might be applied, in particular to those intergovernmental organizations that had already been granted observer status on an ad hoc basis by particular WTO bodies, so as to ensure a coherent and common approach to this matter. He suggested that the Council, pending these consultations, renew the grant of ad hoc observer status for those intergovernmental organizations which had already been accorded it.