WORKING GROUP I: Working Group I will begin discussion on Article 1 bis this morning. At INCD-3, some African delegations proposed this article on the scope of the Convention, however, the language was unacceptable to the OECD countries. The G-77 has been working on a new draft for this article with draft language expected to be circulated this morning for discussion. During the course of the day, the Working Group is expected to discuss Articles 2 (Objective), 3 (Principles), and 4 (General obligations).
WORKING GROUP II: The Group will start discussion on Articles 18 (Information collection, analysis and exchange), 19 (Research and development) and 20 (Transfer, acquisition, adaptation and development of technology). Look for a third submission by the Sub-Working Group on "Use of Terms."