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

Ambassador Carmen Luz Guarda (Chile)
Estados Unidos de América
B.iv Notifications under Article 4(d)
12. The representative of the United States expressed his delegation's satisfaction with the template that had been developed at the last meeting for notifications under Article 4(d). He reiterated his delegation's concern that some of the notifications under Article 4(d) were too broad to be of any use, while other notifications were puzzling since they were seeking an MFN exemption for all provisions of the Paris Convention that the Members in question were obliged to comply with under Article 2.1 of the Agreement. Article 4(d) would only be a useful provision if notifications under it could indicate which provisions in the agreements that were being notified were the subject of the exemption sought under Article 4(d). He recalled the detailed discussion on this matter at the previous meeting, which had resulted in the Council calling upon those delegations which had made broad notifications under Article 4(d) to refine those notifications as appropriate and as soon as possible.