USTR - Fact Sheet,7/10en-usACTA: Meeting U.S. ObjectivesThe Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (“ACTA” or the “Agreement”) signed today meets the key U.S. objectives for the ACTA negotiations. In particular, a core U.S. objective was to create an agreement that fosters increased leadership in the international fight against counterfeiting and piracy. Today’s Agreement establishes that leadership. It brings together a significant group of trading partners, all of whom share an interest in effective enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRs), in support of a strengthened international standard for IPR enforcement. Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement: Fighting Piracy and Counterfeiting, Supporting American JobsACTA will create a first-of-its-kind alliance of trading partners representing more than half of world trade to cooperate in the fight against piracy and counterfeiting.ACTA provides a platform for the Obama Administration to work cooperatively with other governments to continue delivering on its commitment to protect aggressively the intellectual property that is essential to America’s prosperity. Property Rights in the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion AgreementThe intellectual property rights (IPR) chapter of the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (the “Agreement”) contains state-of-the-art protections spanning all types of intellectual property, and requirements to join key multilateral IPR agreements. The Agreement also contains strong enforcement provisions to ensure that all American intellectual property rights are efficiently and effectively protected in Panama.KEY ELEMENTS: Economic IssuesU.S.-China Economic IssuesThe White House, Office of the Press Secretary Fact Sheet and Guide to Public Draft TextFollowing the 11th and final round of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) negotiations, held in Tokyo from September 23-October 2, trading partners representing more than fifty percent of world trade developed and released draft text for what will be the highest-standard plurilateral agreement ever achieved concerning the enforcement of intellectual property rights.Process Fact Sheet (March 2010)ACTA participants are committed to improving transparency in the negotiating process, while still preserving negotiators' ability to candidly discuss the various proposals under consideration.This fact sheet provides additional background on the ACTA negotiations and addresses some of the common concerns raised by stakeholders in a number of countries. For more background on the ACTA initiative and specific elements under discussion in the ACTA negotiations, please refer to the Summary of Elements Under Discussion.’s Mission to Protect U.S. Intellectual Property Rights Case Challenging Weakness in China's Legal Regime for Protection and Enforcement of Copyrights and Trademarks Case Challenging Market Access Restrictions in China on Products of Copyright-Intensive Industries FTA: Fact Sheet on Access to Medicines