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Ambassador W. Armstrong (New Zealand)
Union européenne
A Notifications under Article 4(d)
6. The representative of the European Communities said that the present text of the note was acceptable to his delegation and that the note was a helpful yardstick, not intending to be a qualitative interpretation of Article 4, in particular of its sub-paragraph (d). Referring to the comments made by the representative of the United States, he recognized that some Community Member States had made generous use of the option to make notifications under Article 4(d), but it should also be borne in mind that Article 4 introduced for the first time an MFN clause into a multilateral agreement on intellectual property and that some trial and error in advancing the matter could therefore be expected. Moreover, he was not aware of any problems that had arisen as a consequence of such notifications but, if any such problems would emerge, he would be perfectly prepared to address them at any time.