Global experts letter on LDC extension of transition period in TRIPS Agreement

(May 2013) Over 130 academics from around the world have signed a letter supporting the unconditional extension of the transition period within which Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) must become fully compliant with the TRIPS Agreement until any such country ceases to be an LDC.  The letter gives 10 reasons supporting the proposed extension, many drawn directly from the language of Article 66.1 itself.