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Estados Unidos de América
D Implementation of Articles 70.8 and 70.9
32. The representative of the United States expressed his delegation's appreciation to Nigeria for this notification. One of the difficulties with the obligations in question was that, unless a Member made a notification, it was rather difficult for other Members to know the actual situation in that Member. Nigeria, for example, had not been included in the list of Members which, to the knowledge of his delegation, did not provide what was required in Articles 70.8 and 70.9 that he had shared with the Council at the previous meeting. He therefore, once again, wished to urge Members which did not provide product patent protection for pharmaceutical or agricultural chemical products and which had not yet put in place a "mailbox" system as required by Article 70.8 and exclusive marketing rights as required by Article 70.9, to do so immediately and to make a corresponding notification to the Council.