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Ambassador Eduardo Pérez Motta (Mexico)
32. This agenda item was discussed during the course of this meeting of the TRIPS Council on three occasions: on 25 November, on 29 November and on 20 December. On 25 November, the Chairman informed Members that he was holding consultations on the subject and would revert back to the matter later in the course of the meeting. On 29 November, he reported on the intensive consultations he had held in various formats where significant progress had been made. However, he said that he was not yet in a position to present a draft legal instrument that the TRIPS Council might forward to the General Council and that he would continue his consultations with a view to circulating a draft to the TRIPS Council in time for its submission to the General Council meeting scheduled for the 10-12 December 2002. The delegations of Kenya, the European Communities, the United States, the Philippines, Cuba, Peru, Canada, Botswana, China, Uganda, Malaysia, Switzerland, Senegal, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Lesotho, Mauritius, Indonesia and India made statements at that discussion in that order. 33. On 20 December, the Chairman informed the Council that the intensive consultations he had held had not led to a resolution of the language concerning the scope of diseases/public health problems in paragraph 1(a) of the draft text he had tabled on 16 December 2002 (JOB(02)/217). He requested that he be authorized to report this to the General Council and to recommend that the TRIPS Council be asked to resume work on this matter at the beginning of 2003 in order to resolve the outstanding issues in the Chairman's text of 16 December and to report to the General Council in order to enable it to take a decision implementing a solution to the problem identified in paragraph 6 at its meeting scheduled for 10 February 2003.