China and India stay on Priority Watch List
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan stayed off the annual “Special 301” watch lists issued by the Office of the United States Trade Representative for the ninth year running, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) emphasized Saturday.
Each year, the office draws up a watch list and a priority watch list of U.S. trading partners “with harmful records on protection, enforcement, or market access for U.S. innovators and creators,” its website says. The list is the result of a review of international developments in trade and intellectual property issues.
China and India both remained on the priority watch list, with widespread “trade secret theft, rampant online piracy, and counterfeiting, and high levels of physical pirated and counterfeit exports to markets around the globe” mentioned in the case of the former country. [FULL STORY]