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TRIPs council meeting 8-9 June Agenda item 14 Norwegian intervention

STATEMENT

TRIPS Council 8 - 9 June 2021. Agenda item 14 Norwegian intervention. Statement delivered by Mr. Erik Philip Greger SOLBERG, Counsellor


Thank you, Chair.

Norway supports the extension of the transition period for LDCs, and we are flexible regarding the duration of the extension.

Given the fact that the transition period expires in the near future, Norway believes that the Council should give priority to finding a consensus solution on this issue before the end of this month.

The question of accommodations for members that have graduated from the LDC category may be discussed separately, as this issue do not have the same urgency, and in light of questions related to whether the TRIPS Council is the right body for considering such a request.