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Least-Developed Countries, Transfer of Technology and the Trips Agreement

This paper examines the background of Article 66.2 of the TRIPS Agreement, the nature of this obligation on developed country Members that pertains to the promotion of technology transfer to LDC Members and how it is being implemented and how such implementation is being monitored in the TRIPS Council.


Keywords: technology transfer, Article 66.2, incentives, TRIPS, LDCs
JEL: F16: International Economics / Trade / Trade and Labor Market Interactions; J2: Labor and Demographic Economics / Demand and Supply of Labor; L1: Industrial Organization / Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; F32: International Economics / International Finance / Current Account Adjustment; Short-Term Capital Movements; O14: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Development / Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology; J23: Labor and Demographic Economics / Demand and Supply of Labor / Labor Demand
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