China – Enforcement of intellectual property rights - Request for consultations by the European Union

China – Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

Request for Consultations by the European Union

The following communication, dated 18 February 2022, from the delegation of the European Union to the delegation of China, is circulated to the Dispute Settlement Body in accordance with Article 4.4 of the DSU.





My authorities have instructed me to request consultations with the Government of the People's Republic of China ("China") pursuant to Article 1 and 4 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (DSU), Article 64.1 of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights ("TRIPS Agreement"), and Article XXII:1 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 ("GATT") with regard to certain measures adversely affecting the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights and with regard to China's failure to carry out its obligations under Articles 63.1 and 63.3 of the TRIPS Agreement.