The economic development Ministry on the suspension of trade preferences of the United States: Ukraine has 120 days to strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights

The administration of the President of the United States decided to partially suspend preferences for Ukraine under the General system of preferences U.S. decision be postponed 120 days, reported the Ministry of economic development of Ukraine.

Office of the U.S. trade representative informed that the delay is the result of positive actions of the Ukrainian government aimed at remedying the situation with an opaque system of payment of the royalty owners, said the Ministry.

The Ministry stressed that one of the main claims of the USA to Ukraine in the framework of the «Special 301 report» on the protection of intellectual property rights in different countries of the world for a long time, is non-transparent activities of organizations for collective management of property rights in the field of copyright and related rights.

In the framework of the reform of the system of protection of intellectual property December 20, 2017 the government of Ukraine supported the bill «About the effective management of property rights of right holders in the sphere of copyright and (or) related rights», added the Agency. It is noted that the concept of reform involves the adoption by Parliament of draft laws on geographical indications (No. 6023), on trademarks and industrial designs (No. 5699) and on semiconductors (no. 5694).

«We have every reason to believe that the adoption of the bills by Parliament will remove a large number of comments office of the U.S. trade representative in the context of the «Special 301 report» and the General system of preferences the United States,» – said Deputy Minister Mikhail Tytarchuk.

On December 22 the White house announced that the President of the United States Donald trump has decided to temporarily stop providing Ukraine trade preferences for certain products. According to trump, Kiev performs insufficient protection of intellectual property rights.

As noted on the website of the United States trade representative, the duty-free regime applies to 3500 types of products from Ukraine.




The economic development Ministry on the suspension of trade preferences of the United States: Ukraine has 120 days to strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights 26.12.2017

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