Compte rendu ‒ Conseil des ADPIC ‒ Afficher les détails de l'intervention/la déclaration

Ambassador Eduardo Pérez Motta (Mexico)
A.i.a Notifications from Members whose transitional periods under Article 65.2 or 65.3 expired on 1 January 2000 or acceded to the WTO after that date
30. The Chairman said that the latest Secretariat note reflecting the status of the notifications received from these Members so far had been circulated as document JOB(02)/162. The note showed from which of the Members in question notifications had been received by 14 November 2002. As he had already mentioned at the Council's meeting in November, since that date the Council had received a notification of laws and regulations from Guyana and responses to the Checklist of Issues on Enforcement from Argentina. Since that meeting, Tunisia had supplemented its initial notification. Out of the 79 Members in question, there were now six who had not yet submitted any notification concerning their implementing legislation, namely Egypt, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Swaziland, and the United Arab Emirates. Notifications from a number of other Members were incomplete. Recalling that pursuant to Article 63.2 of the Agreement the notifications of the laws and regulations in question were generally due as of 1 January 2000, he urged those Members to submit the outstanding material without delay. He suggested that the Chair write to any delegation concerned which was not represented at the present meeting to remind them of the unfulfilled notification obligations.