Paper by African Group on genetic resources and traditional knowledge under TRIPs Agreement (link)

June 30, 2003

Geneva, June 2003

Taking forward the review of article .3(b) of the TRIPs Agreement. Joint Communication from the African Group. Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. Document IP/C/W/404 26 June 2003 (03-3410). Full text [This link may may not display the document on the first try. If this happens, leave your browser open and click this link again]

The following is the text of a communication received from the Permanent Mission of Morocco on behalf of the African Group, which was circulated as an advance copy for the Council's meeting on 4-5 June 2003.

This communication from the African Group aims to assist in finalising the longstanding issues relating to the review of provisions of Article .3(b) of the TRIPS Agreement. To this end, the communication first indicates the solutions that the African Group considers need to be found; second, it sets out possible areas of agreement on issues that have arisen; third, it provides suggestions on how to resolve issues that for the moment members have not been able to reach a common understanding on, and then suggests the way forward...

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