Friday, June 09, 2006

WTO Case Against Copyright Piracy Advanced Stage

The Hong Kong Standard run an Associated Press story about American, European and Canadian steps toward WTO cases against China's protectionism. The article included this paragraph:

"Assistant Trade Representative Tim Stratford told the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) that Bush administration discussions on a case against China for copyright piracy were at a very advanced stage.
"If the particular concerns we are raising with the Chinese are not resolved, I think it's very possible" the United States could take action at the WTO in coming months, he said."

Read the article here.

You can find the 'Hearing on China’s Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights and the dangers of the Movement of Counterfeited and Pirated Goods into the United States' of the USCC that have been held June 7 and 8 here and a summary by Washington File staff writer Susan Krause here.

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