11.1. The Chairman said that this item had been put on the agenda at the written request by the delegation of Ecuador. He recalled that, at the Council's meeting in March 2013, Ecuador had briefly presented, under "Other Business", its submission entitled "Contribution of Intellectual Property for Facilitating the Transfer of Environmentally Rational Technology" (IP/C/W/585 in English and French, and IP/C/W/585/Rev.1 in Spanish) At Ecuador's request, the Council had continued this discussion at its subsequent meeting in June 2013 under agenda item "Intellectual Property, Climate Change and Development", and in October 2013 and February 2014 under the current heading.
11.2. The representatives of Ecuador, the United States, Switzerland, Cuba, Japan, Chile, the European Union, El Salvador, Canada, Brazil, China, World Intellectual Property Organization, Peru, Brazil, India, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and Nigeria on behalf of the African Group took the floor.
11.3. The Council took note of the statements made.