Tip of the Quill: A Journal
Trims Agreement Pdf

Developed countries (such as the United States and the European Union) have benefited from a two-year transitional period. Developing and least developed countries have benefited from a transitional period of five and seven years, respectively. When the TRIPS Agreement entered into force in 1995, all WTO Member States were required to notify their non-compliant commercial investment measures and adapt them to the Agreement after a transitional period. The length of the transitional period varied according to the individual level of development of the member. By that date, all transitional periods had expired, although a limited number of countries had benefited from extensions for some programmes. These extensions generally expired in December 2003 or before December 2003. This Agreement entered into force on 1 January 1995. There is no expiration date…