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Ms Irene Young (Hong Kong, China)
Afrique du Sud
337. As of the last TRIPS Council meeting, there remain 13 pending requests for observer status in the TRIPS Council. This delegation believes that pending requests should be assessed on their own merit, particularly in respect of the competence and interest that respective organizations have in the world of the TRIPS Council. South Africa supports, based on the aforementioned considerations, the granting of permanent observer status to the South Centre and the CBD Secretariat. 338. In respect of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization, and the African Intellectual Property Organization, several Members have expressed support for these organizations to be granted permanent observer status beyond ad hoc status currently enjoyed on a meeting to meeting basis and we also support the granting of permanent observer status to these organizations.
The Council so agreed.
42. The Chairperson recalled that there were still 13 pending requests by intergovernmental organizations for observer status in the Council for TRIPS. The list was up-to-date13 and information provided by all 13 intergovernmental organizations was available on the Members' website. She urged Members to consider the requests on their individual merits, and in particular according to the competence and interest that the requesting entity has in matters dealt with by the Council for TRIPS.

43. The delegations of India; South Africa; the United States; Ecuador; Indonesia; Brazil; Egypt; the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; and China took the floor.

44. The Chairperson proposed that, since it had not been possible to reach an agreement to grant permanent observer status to ARIPO, OAPI, GCC and EFTA, the Council should again invite these four organizations to attend its next meeting on an ad hoc basis. This would be in line with the agreement reached at the Council's meetings in June 2010 and November 2012 on granting ad hoc observer status to these organizations on a meeting-by-meeting basis.

45. The Council so agreed.

IP/C/M/86, IP/C/M/86/Add.1