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Summary of issues by theme Raised by Raised by China's response
United States other WTO
local agencies of industrial and commercial
administration would also step up the efforts in
clamping down on trademark infringements.
Furthermore, local administrative authorities for
industry and commerce conducted routine
monitoring and investigation to discourage
counterfeit markets. If any counterfeit goods
were found in the market, they would strictly
enforce the relevant laws and regulations.
Regulations regarding approvals of Writtena
markets for the designation of
markets posting signs that they
contain no "counterfeit products," as
well as enforcement actions taken
against such markets.
Regulations or procedures involving Writtena The relevant IPR agencies undertook
administrative or criminal enforcement enforcement actions every year at the Canton
at trade fairs such as the Canton Trade Fair. (Verbale)
Steps to deprive exporters of Writtena
counterfeit goods of their right to
engage in international trade and to
provide adequate punishments
Rules that apply to the operations of Writtena
foreign private investigations firms in
IPR matters, and any plans to permit
these firms to more actively assist
China's administrative, criminal and
civil enforcement authorities.
Provisions established under Chinese Writtena The revision of the Chinese Civil Law was an
civil law to insure that civil penalties important task for legislators. The ninth
that are imposed are deterrent in National Congress had enacted and revised a
nature. draft code. Due to the rapid social and
economic development in China, it was
necessary to regulate and rewrite some
contents of that draft. China needed to do
further research and investigation on this
Provisions established in China's Writtena
criminal law to insure that penalties
are known to the public at large and
that criminal prosecutions influence
Source: GAO analysis of WTO documents.
Note: An additional document source is a communication from China: IP/CNV/415; dated 11/17/03.
aCommunication from U.S.: IP/C/WV/414; dated 11/10/03.
bCommunication from European Communities: IP/CNV/413; dated 11/7/03.
cCommunication from Japan: IP/C/W/410; dated 10/20/03.
dCommunication from Chinese Taipei: IP/C/NV/411; dated 11/5/03.
eCommittee report detailing verbal statements made during meeting: IP/C/31; meeting dated 11/18/03.
GAO-05-209R U.S.-China Trade
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United States. Government Accountability Office. U.S.-China Trade: Summary of 2003 World Trade Organization Transitional Review Mechanism for China, text, January 25, 2005; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc301428/m1/99/: accessed May 27, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.