24 February 2006 18:10 [Source: ICIS news]
WASHINGTON (ICIS news)--Top trade officials said on Friday that the US is coming close to filing a formal complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over China’s failure to demonstrate a commitment to intellectual property rights (IPR).
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Mendenhall said he will lead a three-member official delegation from the USTR to
“We have pressed the Chinese hard on IPR in a number of areas and with a number of diplomatic tools,” Mendenhall said, “but we have not seen the progress we would like to see from
Mendenhall said he will press Chinese officials to provide detailed information on what efforts
“We want to impress upon the Chinese the urgency and seriousness with which we regard this issue,” Mendenhall said. He said the
“If we do bring a case before the WTO and we prevail there, and the Chinese were to not comply with that WTO ruling,” Mendenhall said, “then we would be looking at
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