TRIPS: TRIPS AND PUBLIC HEALTH

TRIPS and public health: dedicated webpage for notifications

The 30 August 2003 WTO decision on the Implementation of Paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health calls for the establishment of a dedicated page on the WTO website, in particular to make publicly available certain notifications made by Members in using the “Paragraph 6” system established under the Decision. These notifications can be accessed through this webpage.

An amendment to the TRIPS Agreement, under a 6 December 2005 decision, will replace the 30 August 2003 decision when it is accepted by two thirds of the membership, but the notification requirements will not change.


> Explanation: 30 August 2003 press release
TRIPS and public health
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Notifications   back to top

WTO Members wishing to make use of the “Paragraph 6” system are required to make the following notifications:

> Illustrative guide to notifying under the Paragraph 6 System

  

Texts of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health and related Decisions  back to top

The WTO Members have adopted the following instruments on TRIPS and public health. The full list is here