10.1. The Chairman recalled that, at its last meeting, the Council had taken up its annual review of technical cooperation. Given that some information from Members and intergovernmental organizations had been made available only a short time before the review, he indicated that he would offer them a further opportunity to make comments on that material.
10.2. As regards notifications of contact points for technical cooperation on TRIPS, since the Council's last meeting in November, Macao, China had notified its contact point for technical cooperation on TRIPS. The information on the Members' transparency toolkit page had been updated accordingly.
10.3. As regards LDC needs assessments, he recalled that paragraph 2 of the TRIPS Council's 2005 decision on the "Extension of the Transition Period under Article 66.1 for Least-Developed Country Members" provided that "with a view to facilitating targeted technical and financial cooperation programmes, all the least-developed country Members will provide to the Council for TRIPS, preferably by the 1 January 2008, as much information as possible on their individual priority needs for technical and financial cooperation in order to assist them taking steps necessary to implement the TRIPS Agreement".
10.4. Since the Council's meeting in November, Madagascar had submitted information identifying its individual priority needs for technical and financial cooperation (IP/C/W/584). Seven other Members, namely Sierra Leone, Uganda, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Tanzania, Senegal and Mali, had earlier already submitted their information on what they needed as a priority for technical and financial assistance.