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New Information on USTR.gov/ACTA

Check out the new information on USTR's dedicated webpage for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), www.ustr.gov/acta. Today's updates include:

-          The proposed agenda for the 8th Round of Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement negotiations in Wellington, New Zealand set for April 12-16, 2010

-          A new informational fact sheet on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement - what it is, what it's not - from ACTA negotiating partners

-          Recent letters to President Obama and Ambassador Kirk in support of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, from the International Trademark Association and from thirteen copyright sector associations and labor unions

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is intended to assist in the efforts of governments around the world to more effectively combat the proliferation of counterfeit and pirated goods, which undermines legitimate trade and the sustainable development of the world economy, and in some cases contributes to organized crime and exposes American families to dangerous fake products.   The United States has been working with several trading partners, including Australia, Canada, the European Union and its 27 member states, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and Switzerland, to negotiate the agreement.