Working Group on Trade and Transfer of Technology - Report (2004) of the Working Group on Trade and Transfer of Technology to the General Council
4 November 2004
(04-4690) Working Group on Trade and Transfer of Technology
REPORT (2004) OF THE WORKING GROUP ON TRADE AND
TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY to the general council
The Working Group on Trade and Transfer of Technology was established at the Fourth Ministerial Conference in Doha in November 2001, with the following mandate:
"We agree to an examination, in a Working Group under the auspices of the General Council, of the relationship between trade and transfer of technology, and of any possible recommendations on steps that might be taken within the mandate of the WTO to increase flows of technology to developing countries. The General Council shall report to the Fifth Session of the Ministerial Conference on progress in the examination."
Since its report to the General Council in 2003, the Working Group has held [three] formal sessions on 3 May 2004, 19 July 2004 and [10 November 2004].