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Ambassador C. Trevor Clarke (Barbados)
170. The representative of Brazil recalled the position of developing country Members in the TRIPS Council and also in WIPO according to which technical assistance should not only focus on teaching developing countries how to implement obligations. While recognizing that this was an important component, he said that technical assistance should not be reduced to it. This was why his delegation had presented a development agenda at WIPO, which clearly stated the broader nature of technical assistance, also encompassing how to make full use of the flexibilities and the provisions related to transfer of technology. The IP system was based on a balance between rights and obligations. Technical assistance should fully respect this balance and enable developing countries to not only respect the obligations, but also to make use of and to benefit from the rights.