Cablegate: Brazil Supports Us Position in Wto Geographical
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UNCLAS BRASILIA 002449
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KIPR ECON WTO
SUBJECT: BRAZIL SUPPORTS US POSITION IN WTO GEOGRAPHICAL
REF: SECSTATE 165908
1. SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED, PLEASE PROTECT ACCORDINGLY
2. (SBU) On September 9, Econoff delivered reftel points on
the EU's GI proposal in the TRIPS Council to Otavio
Brandelli, IPR Division Chief in Brazil's Foreign Ministry.
In a September 14 follow-up discussion, Brandelli said the
GoB agrees entirely with the US points and that instructions
would be sent to Brazil's delegation in Geneva to make
similar points during the WTO Special Session on Geographical
Indications on September 16.
3. (SBU) Brandelli cautioned, however, that this coincidence
of positions should not be misinterpreted as a sign that
Brazil is joining the "anti-GI" group in the Council, as
Brazil prefers to remain "independent."