Comptes rendus ‒ Session extraordinaire du Conseil des ADPIC ‒ Afficher les détails de l'intervention /la déclaration

Ambassador Eui-yong Chung (Korea, Republic of)
31. The representative of Hungary pointed out that Article 23.4 said: "Negotiations shall be undertaken in the Council …". This provision had been adopted in 1994 as part of the Uruguay Round outcome. It was difficult to characterize these negotiations as anything other than mandated negotiations. They had been dragging for quite some time. There was a mandate to complete negotiations and this had certain implications for the work in the coming months. At this stage of the negotiations in the agriculture or services areas, proposals for studies or information on national systems had not been requested. It was not unusual to ask the Secretariat to make compilations of various proposals. The WTO being a Member-driven organization, Members' proposals formed a good basis on which to start. With regard to the paper submitted by the United States, Hungary would have some problems because it was not so much a factual reproduction of the proposals but the United States' appraisal of the implications of the proposals as that delegation understood them. As far as Hungary was concerned, certain aspects of its proposal had been misrepresented. It might be useful to work not with secondary but with original sources.