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Ambassador W. Armstrong (New Zealand)
F Technical cooperation
44. The Chairman referred to the contributions from the international intergovernmental organizations observers to the TRIPS Council that he had mentioned a moment ago, which included updated information from WIPO. He also referred to the contribution from the WTO Secretariat on its technical cooperation activities in the TRIPS area circulated in document IP/C/W/36. He emphasized the importance of the cooperation between WIPO and the WTO in the area of technical cooperation and mentioned as an example the Workshop on the Border Enforcement Provisions of the TRIPS Agreement held in September 1996, which had been jointly organized by WIPO and the WTO. He said that a significant amount of information had been made available on technical cooperation activities and that the expectation was that such information would also be made available in the future.