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

Mr. S. Harbinson (Hong Kong)
Philippines au nom de Association des nations de l'Asie du Sud-Est
B.2.i Procedures for giving effect to the obligation to notify implementing legislation under Article 63.2
17. The representative of the Philippines, speaking on behalf of the ASEAN countries, expressed his appreciation for the initiative that the Chairman had taken to develop a notification system that would minimize the enormous burden on Members and the Council. He supported the basic approach in the working hypothesis and believed it to be the best possible. As the ASEAN countries were members of both the WTO and WIPO, it was important in their view to fully explore the idea of a common register in order to avoid onerous and needless duplication of efforts in the area of notifications. There appeared to be no clear and single notion of what a common register would be. Consultations in this regard should continue and, at an appropriate stage, perhaps an options paper could be drawn up for the Council to consider and decide upon. With regard to languages, he expressed his full support for a system according to which each Member should notify laws and regulations in a national language and provide a listing of these laws and regulations together with a brief description of the relevance of each law and regulation to the provisions of the TRIPS Agreement.