22 September 2004 19:35 [Source: ICIS news]
WASHINGTON (CNI)--Chinese piracy of US intellectual property is “widespread and brazen,” the US Chamber of Commerce (CoC ) said Wednesday and urged Beijing to resolve the problem or face a possible formal complaint in the World Trade Organization (WTO).
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US chemicals manufacturers have filed comments with CoC concerning Chinese piracy. Among other examples, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) said one of its member firms that had built a chemical plant in
In a press conference here to issue its third annual report on China’s compliance with WTO mandates as part of China’s entry to the world of trading nations, the CoC said it will devote increasing attention to intellectual property rights (IPR) in China.
Myron Brilliant, CoC vice president for
Saying that securing IPR for US companies in China is “absolutely critical” to China’s entry into the family of trading nations, Brilliant said CoC will likely establish offices in Beijing and Shanghai. He did not have a specific timetable for the move. The only overseas offices now maintained by CoC are in
Ray Sander, senior vice president for international government affairs at New York Life International, said that CoC would be making a “significant investment of time and money” to establish CoC presence in
Brilliant said that
“We want decisive action” by
Questioned whether CoC would file a formal trade violations complaint against
As part of CoC’s third annual review of
The US Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation and includes many
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