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

Mr. W. Armstrong (New Zealand)
A Notifications under Article 63.2 and the procedures for the review of national laws and regulations
2. In regard to notifications received from developed country Members, the Chairman noted that, while a considerable amount of material had been submitted, significant gaps still remained. He therefore appealed to those developed country Members which had yet to notify certain legislation to do so without delay. In addition, he noted that, since the previous meeting of the Council, two Members had notified legislation while making it clear that they continued to avail themselves of transitional periods. 3. The Chairman drew the attention of the Council to the fact that, as from the beginning of 1996, all Members were under an obligation to notify to the TRIPS Council their legislation which gave effect to the mfn and national treatment obligations of Articles 3, 4 and 5 of the TRIPS Agreement, since these obligations had entered into force for all Members from that date. Apart from the notifications received as part of the comprehensive notifications of developed country Members of their general implementing legislation, no other Member had as yet notified specifically its legislation relevant to the mfn and national treatment obligations. The question he therefore raised was whether there were technical difficulties with meeting this notification requirement which could explain the absence of such notifications and which should be addressed by the Council.