In discussions on bracketed text relating to ex situ conservation of PGR and the status of accessions, delegations debated whether they sought retention or deletion of text suggesting that inadequately duplicated PGR should be multiplied and placed appropriately in secure storage. BRAZIL and COLOMBIA noted their preference for deletion. CANADA stated the importance of maintaining the text to provide a guide for action in this area, including providing direction for funding agencies. There was discussion as to whether the text should have the imperative "should". CANADA, supported by the PHILIPPINES, INDIA, on behalf of the developing countries of Asia, and POLAND, strongly reiterated the need to retain the imperative in order not to soften international obligations in this area. In response, BRAZIL proposed amended text that retained "should" but added "with the full observance of applicable international agreements, and national legislation". This final formulation was adopted.