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Ambassador Carlos Pérez del Castillo (Uruguay)
World Trade Organization
102. The Council had an exchange of views on the suggestions made for Secretariat papers, focusing on: (i) systems for the protection of geographical indications for products other than wines and spirits; and (ii) the issue of provisions relevant to coverage. At the invitation of the Chair, the representative of the Secretariat said that, as to the latter, it would be relatively simple to put together the relevant parts of the TRIPS Agreement and the Report of the TRIPS Council to the Singapore Ministerial Conference which addressed the issue of coverage. On the other point, he recalled that, in regard to national systems for the protection of geographical indications, including for products other than wines and spirits, there had been an earlier discussion in which agreement had been reached on the preparation of an outline of a possible Secretariat document based on the information provided in connection with the review of Article 24.2. As he understood it, that document would, by its nature, cover the range of national systems for the protection of geographical indications and might, therefore, go quite far in responding to the request for information about coverage in national systems. With regard to international systems - bilateral, regional and multilateral - he recalled that the Secretariat had prepared an earlier document (document IP/C/W/85) which addressed such international systems for the protection of wines and spirits. Most of these systems were applicable to other products as well, such as that of the Lisbon Agreement. Most of the information that the Secretariat would have to provide was therefore already contained in the earlier document. If the Council asked the Secretariat to provide an addendum to cover additional relevant material, it would be happy to do so, but the amount to be said would probably be relatively modest.