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Ambassador Carlos Pérez del Castillo (Uruguay)
66. The representative of Argentina said that, as her delegation understood it, the register of notifications should aim at facilitating the protection of geographical indications without generating new obligations. In achieving this objective, which was fundamental for her country, the register should be voluntary and should be based on the definition of geographical indications under the TRIPS Agreement. Her delegation had no problem with a notification system/register located in the WTO Secretariat which would be automatic and simple. Her delegation did not agree that the register should include spirits and believed that the fact that spirits were part of the preliminary work of the Council did not mean that there was consensus to create an international system of registering geographical indications for spirits. She agreed with others that the inclusion of other products was not part of the mandate of the Council. Her delegation believed that it was not an item of the built-in agenda either.