06-05-2007 17:29

Customs officials in China and the United States say they will regularly share information about seizures of pirated goods, and encourage more exchanges to better combat infringements of intellectual property rights.

The Minister of the General Administration of Customs says the two countries will share statistics concerning seizures of counterfeit and pirated goods every six months. Each side may also ask the other to provide information on up to ten specific IPR related seizures each quarter. Official figures show Chinese customs uncovered over 2,000 IPR infringement cases last year, or double the amount in 2005.

More than 200 million pirated or counterfeit goods were seized during the period. Officials say the new agreement will help lead to a more effective and efficient IPR enforcement in both countries.


Editor:Li Yang