It is false to assert that protecting public health and pursuing industrial or commercial objectives are contradictory objectives.
The Chairman's statement puts further demands on packaging and labelling that are likely to increase the cost rather than reduce it.
Members are encouraged to "seek to resolve issues arising from the use and implementation of the Decision expeditiously and amicably". However it is entirely unclear what these 'issues' could be.
While the objective of the Chairman's text is to clarify how the decision will be interpreted and implemented, this text does the reverse by introducing cloudy language that makes it more risky to use the system. Furthermore, it introduces cumbersome procedures in addition to those already included in the Motta text, irrelevant advice and inappropriate references to specific drug companies and their products.