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

Ambassador W. Armstrong (New Zealand)
B Notifications under Article 63.2 relating to Articles 3, 4 and 5
5. The Chairman said that, since the Council's meeting in September, a notification relating to the provisions in question had been received from Zambia. This notification had been distributed as document IP/N/1/ZMB/1. 6. The Chairman recalled that the Council, at its September meeting, had concluded that this matter should be approached on the basis of a range of options between which Members could choose in making their notifications and that the Secretariat should prepare a format for one of these options, namely making a general statement that nationals of other WTO Members as defined in Article 1.3 of the Agreement enjoy national and MFN treatment and listing any exceptions to that principle. The Secretariat had recently distributed this (document IP/C/W/48) but, since copies were not yet available in all three WTO languages, he suggested that the Council take a decision on the proposed draft format at its next meeting. He recalled, however, that the notification obligation relating to national legislation corresponding to Articles 3, 4 and 5 was already applicable for all Members and urged delegations able to do so to make such notifications as soon as possible, taking advantage of the range of options that had been identified.