> First meeting Jun 2001
> Doha Ministerial Conference
> TRIPS issues:
> Fact sheet on
> A more technical explanation:
Pharmaceutical patents and the TRIPS Agreement
> Høsbjør workshop
Members discuss drafts for ministerial declaration
- Two drafts for a ministerial declaration, the overall objectives of the WTO’s intellectual property (TRIPS) agreement, compulsory licensing, parallel imports and other issues were discussed in the second TRIPS Council meeting on access to medicines, 19 September 2001.
The council followed up with an informal meeting on 21 September when some additional drafts were discussed. The drafting was then handed over to the General Council chairperson’s consultations.
two drafts have been released as unrestricted documents. They are
for a proposed separate ministerial declaration on this subject to
be issued at the Fourth WTO Ministerial Conference in Doha,
> African Group, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Peru, Sri Lanka, Thailand and
Venezuela. Document IP/C/W/312 (TRIPS Council) and
WT/GC/W/450 (General Council)
> Australia, Canada, Japan, Switzerland and US.