Anticounterfeiting Efforts Going Global


Women’s Wear Daily
WASHINGTON — The first multilateral trade agreement focused on fighting counterfeiting and piracy moved closer to completion this week.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office released the first public copy of the text of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement following the conclusion of the final round of negotiations over the weekend.

ACTA will establish an international framework for fighting the proliferation of counterfeit goods worldwide and increase cooperation and enforcement efforts.

Participants in the agreement include the U.S., the European Union, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Morocco.

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