Does weak intellectual property rights protection deter investment in R&D? Evidence from the tea industry in China
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In July 2010 representatives of the EU and governments of the US and many other countries met in Switzerland for the ninth round of negotiations for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). While the purpose of the ACTA is to establish a voluntary international legal framework (outside the WTO) to promote the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR), many developing countries like India and China strongly opposed proposed policies that would strengthen IPR protection.
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