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Ambassador W. Armstrong (New Zealand)
G.iii.a Review of the application of the provisions of the section on geographical indications under Article 24.2
61. The representative of Switzerland expressed the view that the mutual education and reflection process should be started as soon as possible. In this regard, she welcomed the non-paper presented by the European Communities which, together with other proposals on the matter, such as the one her delegation would submit shortly, would give structure to the discussion. She said that it went without saying that the Secretariat had a rôle to play in this process, as it usually had in a process like this. As regards the timetable for the work, she believed that there was no need to set any deadlines at this time. Whenever submissions were made by delegations, they should be discussed in an informal framework first and, if requested, the item could be put on the agenda of the next Council meeting.