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

Ambassador Carlos Pérez del Castillo (Uruguay)
Afrique du Sud
96. The representative of South Africa said that the joint proposal from Japan and the United States was an important contribution on the topic and added to the EC proposal tabled earlier. He said that his delegation did not see the two proposals as being mutually exclusive. Rather, both had certain positive elements which could be useful. There were a few questions which needed to be resolved before his delegation defined its own position. The discussions in the Council had centred mainly on the issue of scope, and whether the provisions contained in the Singapore Ministerial Declaration and in Article 23, taken together, meant that spirits should be included. It might help if the Secretariat would produce a paper showing all the provisions that related to the question of coverage, i.e., those from the Singapore Ministerial Declaration, the Report (1996) of the Council, Article 23.4 and other relevant provisions of the TRIPS Agreement. This topic should be addressed informally before the next formal meeting of the Council took place. The discussions could then move forward more rapidly.