ABSTRACT

Update Concerning China's Acts, Policies and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation   [open pdf - 1MB]

"On August 14, 2017, the President instructed the U.S. Trade Representative to determine under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 whether to investigate China's laws, policies, practices, or actions that may be unreasonable or discriminatory and that may be harming American intellectual property rights, innovation, or technology development. On August 18, 2017, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) initiated a Section 301 investigation of China's acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. On the date of initiation, USTR requested consultations with the Government of China concerning the issues under investigation. Instead of accepting the request, China's Ministry of Commerce expressed 'strong dissatisfaction' with the United States and decried the investigation as 'irresponsible' and 'not objective.' On March 22, 2018, USTR issued the 'Findings of the Investigation into China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974' (the 'Section 301 Report'). Based on this report, USTR determined the following Chinese actions are unreasonable or discriminatory and burden or restrict U.S. commerce[.]"

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2018-11-20
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Office of the United States Trade representative: https://ustr.gov/
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