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

Ambassador Carmen Luz Guarda (Chile)
26. The Chairperson informed the Council that Panama had acceded to the WTO under Article XII of the WTO Agreement. The effective date of its accession was 6 September 1997 (document WT/Let/161). Paragraph 2 of the Protocol for the Accession of Panama (WT/ACC/PAN/21) incorporated the commitment given by Panama in relation to intellectual property as reproduced in paragraph 111 of the report of the Working Party on the Accession of Panama. According to this paragraph, "[t]he representative of Panama stated that Panama would fully apply all the provisions of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights by the date of its accession to the WTO, without recourse to any transitional period".