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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India blocked WTO ministerial declaration agreement in December: US

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has told the Congress that India in December “blocked” a ministerial declaration reaffirming the principles and objectives set out in the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the WTO. The four-day conference of the 164-member World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Argentina had ended without a ministerial declaration or any substantive outcome in December.

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Thinking of organising mini-ministerial of WTO members, says Suresh Prabhu

India is considering holding a mini-ministerial meeting of about 40 World Trade Organization (WTO) members to discuss ways to increase global trade, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Wednesday. These are days of partnership as working with all trade partners will benefit the world, he said.

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Global Summit On IP And Access Discusses Impact Of TRIPS-Plus Measures On Public Health – Intellectual Property Watch

A network of civil society organisations chose the birthplace of the World Trade Organization, Marrakesh, to hold a global summit on intellectual property and access to medicines this week. Part of the summit focused on stringent IP measures in free trade agreements in particular with the European Union, introducing patent term extension and data exclusivity periods.

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Benefits of global trade due to WTO, says Prabhu

Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu made a strong defence of the World Trade Organisation and the multilateral trading system, and expressed his optimism about tackling the issue of food security, following the impasse at the Buenos Aires WTO meeting in December.

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The rise and fall of the WTO

Less than 25 years after the World Trade Organisation (WTO) was created, its future as a body overseeing multilateral trade rules is in doubt. The failure of the recent ministerial meeting at Buenos Aires is only symptomatic of a decline in its importance. Too ambitious?

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