Tuesday, March 14, 2006

US Coordinator's IP Enforcement Strategy for China

Chris Israel, coordinator for international intellectual property enforcement at the U.S. Department of Commerce has a strategy how to deal with China. He testified his plan before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation subcommittee:
  • Engagement through the bilateral consultative mechanism of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), a high-level forum for resolving trade concerns and promoting commercial opportunities;
  • Effective use of trade tools, such as the USTR's annual "top to bottom" review assessing U.S.-China trade, the Special 301 review process for effectiveness of IPR enforcement and the dispute-resolution process of the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS);
  • Expanded law enforcement cooperation built on the existing U.S.-China Joint Liaison Group, which facilitates bilateral cooperation on criminal justice matters;
  • Cooperation with the private sector, which serves as the "eyes and ears" for government enforcement efforts.
Read Susan Krause, the Washington File Staff Writer, here.

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