China challenges U.S. tariff threat at WTO

China announced that it filed a World Trade Organization (WTO) challenge on Monday to U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest tariff threat, stepping up its diplomatic efforts to counter U.S. pressure in a spiralling technology dispute. The Trump administration has criticised the WTO as unable to deal with the problems posed by China.

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Countries Discuss Prospect Of Plurilateral Agreement On Genetic Resources Protection – Intellectual Property Watch

Faced with a longstanding lack of progress at the World Trade Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization on the protection of genetic resources and traditional knowledge, some developing countries are examining the possibility of moving outside the multilateral system toward a plurilateral agreement with like-minded countries.

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EU Takes China to the WTO Over Technology-Transfer Practices

The European Union complained to the World Trade Organization about China’s technology-transfer practices in a surprise move that adds to U.S. political pressure on Beijing. On the same day it filed a WTO complaint over U.S.

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India to organise meet on biopiracy in Geneva

NEW DELHI: India is co-organising an international brainstorming session in Geneva early next month on the rampant practice of commercial exploitation of natural products by obtaining patents without fairly compensating the communities from which these originate.

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TRIPS Agreement and sustainability development issues

Aleck Ncube THE past two weeks have been very hectic as I attended two important meetings in South Africa and Canada that dealt with topical issues to do with the global architecture of the Intellectual Property System.

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Japan ‘seeks to join US in WTO complaint against China’

Japan shares America’s concern that China is forcing foreign companies to transfer their intellectual properties to their Chinese partners

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China says U.S approach on trade sets bad precedent, may trigger…

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday the U.S. approach on trade sets a bad precedent that could trigger a domino effect and the United States must stop its wrong actions and withdraw from its unilateralism. The U.S.

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US Files WTO Case Against China For Violations Of Global Patent Rules – Intellectual Property Watch

It has been considered for years that China has not been as strong as developed country trading partners in protecting intellectual property rights. Now, as China gains ground in building its own patent war chest, it has received a World Trade Organization challenge from the top patent-filing nation in the world, arguing that China’s treatment of foreign companies’ IP rights is unfavourable and its policies violate international trade rules.

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China urges WTO members – Put U.S. tariff ‘beast back in the cage’

GENEVA (Reuters) – China called on World Trade Organization members on Monday to unite to prevent the United States “wrecking” the WTO, and it urged them to oppose U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs targeting China’s alleged theft of intellectual property. Trump’s trade policy, labelled “medieval” by former WTO head Pascal Lamy, has inflamed international opinion this year.

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At WTO, US Defends Actions Against China On IPR – Intellectual Property Watch

The World Trade Organization is heating up as the global venue for nations to air concerns about others’ increasing action to protect markets and restrict trade, including as it relates to intellectual property rights protection.

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China expresses regret at U.S. move to file WTO challenge

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s commerce ministry said on Saturday that China expressed regret at the United States for filing a challenge at the World Trade Organization, adding that it has always respected WTO rules. The office of the U.S.

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Nations’ bilateral parleys with US threat to WTO: Experts

New Delhi: The current trend of countries seeking exemptions from the higher tariffs levied by the US through bilateral consultations is a dangerous trend and a threat to the multilateral trading system, Indian officials and experts have said.

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U.S. accuses China of stealing patents in WTO complaint

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States launched a complaint against China at the World Trade Organization on Friday, part of a package of trade measures announced by President Donald Trump on Thursday over China’s alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property.

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US blocking appointment to key WTO body, Trump may soon be the only winner in any trade dispute

NEW DELHI: The US has been blocking the appointment of members of the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body, a move that experts said could render it incapable of hearing and resolving disputes arising out of Washington’s decision to increase tariffs on steel and aluminium and other protectionist measures.

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Trump admin seeks proper definition of ‘developing country’ – Times of India

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is seeking a proper definition of a “developing country” by the WTO, alleging that major emerging economies like India, China, Brazil and South Africa are availing several concessions under this category.

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