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

Ambassador Choi Hyuck (Korea)
Chairperson
D; E; F REVIEW OF THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 27.3(B); RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TRIPS AGREEMENT AND THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY; PROTECTION OF TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND FOLKLORE
78. The Chairman suggested that Members continue to discuss the three agenda items together as had been the practice in the Council's past meetings. He recalled that three new documents had been presented at the Council's meeting in June 2005: one from Switzerland containing questions on proposals submitted by other Members relating to the three agenda items (IP/C/W/446); another from Peru on its position in relation to the disclosure of origin and legal provenance (IP/C/W/447); and a third from the United States relating to the three agenda items (IP/C/W/449). Since its last meeting, the Council had received two new communications: one from Peru containing a case-study on the camu-camu fruit (Myrciaria dubia) (IP/C/W/458); and another from India, on behalf of Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, India and Pakistan containing technical observations on an earlier US submission circulated as document IP/C/W/449 (IP/C/W/459).1 79. He recalled that in August 2002, the Secretariat had, at the request of the Council, circulated three summary notes of issues raised and points made on the three agenda items. These notes had been circulated in documents IP/C/W/369, 368 and 370, respectively. At its meeting in September 2002, the TRIPS Council had requested the Secretariat to update these three summary notes periodically, not after every meeting, but when significant new material was presented. He had informed the Council, at an informal meeting in June 2005, that the Secretariat had been in the process of preparing such updates.
IP/C/M/49

1 Colombia was added as a co-sponsor in the document at its request.