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TRIPS Council “special sessions”

In its special sessions, the TRIPS Council serves as a forum for negotiations on a multilateral system of notification and registration of geographical indications (GIs) for wines and spirits. It is open to all WTO members. The current chair is Ambassador Alfredo Suescum Alfaro (Panama).

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Work of the TRIPS Council in special sessions

Article 23.4 of the TRIPS Agreement calls upon the TRIPS Council to negotiate a multilateral system of notification and registration of GIs for wines eligible for protection in those members participating in the system, with a view to facilitating the protection of GIs for wines. This built-in negotiating mandate is limited to wines. It was extended by the Doha Ministerial Declaration in 2001 to also cover spirits, confirming a decision taken at the 1996 Singapore Ministerial Conference.

Currently, the negotiation of the system is taking place in the Council for TRIPS in special session.

Background on the work on a multilateral system of notification and registration

TRIPS Council in special sessions documents


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