Including the EU member states, including the United States, and nearly 40 countries representatives through negotiations 2 days, it failed to a aimed to protect intellectual property rights of international agreements to reach fully consistent, but attendees still reached a tentative agreement about major principles.
This was called "the anti-counterfeiting trade agreement of international agreements main to reduce copyright and trademark theft behavior, to protect intellectual property rights. The relevant parties issued a joint statement said on that day: "negotiation participants almost solved all substantive problems", the participants agreed, must be promptly work to solve a few unresolved issues".
Japan's ministry of economy said, a key provision of this agreement set, the customs official have the right to withhold counterfeit goods and piracy without the order of be infringed parties requests or ordered by a court case.
In addition, according to the relevant provisions, contracting countries will strengthen to check for counterfeiting and pirated products export link, simplified companies suffered loss compensation procedures, strengthen controls of enterprise network trade. All countries have obligations for strengthening customs inspection, severing relevant circulation channels.
According to the EU familiar officials introduced, the parties through bridge differences, to reached comprehensive consistent of the agreement in a short period.
According to the organization of economic cooperation and development estimates, global fake and pirated goods trade already increased about 1,000 billion in 2000to 2007 about 25 billion dollars(China trade).
It is reported, relevant negotiations had already started from September 23. The United States, Japan, EU 27 nations, Korea, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Morocco and Mexico's representatives to participate in the negotiation.
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