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MOFCOM Department of Treaty and Law Comments on the EU’s Appeal to the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism against China’s Technology Transfer Measures

The EU requested to negotiate with China under the WTO dispute settlement mechanism on June 1, launching the WTO dispute settlement procedures. The EU claimed that the technology transfer measures by the Chinese government were not in line with the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. Official from the Department of Treaty and Law made comments on it.

China has received the EU request. The Chinese government has attached much importance to the IPR protection and adopted many effective measures to safeguard the legitimate rights of the IPR right holders. The achievements are remarkable. On IPR cooperation, the EU and China established an IPR workgroup. The two sides have maintained effective communication and made positive results in multi-fields. China felt sorry for the EU appeal and would deal with the case according to the WTO dispute settlement procedures.

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