Members of the State Council include the Premiera variable number of Vice Premiers now fourfive State Councilors protocol equal of vice premiers but with narrower portfoliosand 29 ministers and heads of State Council commissions. During the s there was an attempt made to separate party and state functions, with the party deciding general policy and the state carrying it out. The attempt was abandoned in the s with the result that the political leadership within the state are also the leaders of the party. This dual structure thereby creates a single centralized focus of power.
May 10, at 2: The drafters of the TRIPS Agreement were careful, however, to leave plenty of flexibility for countries to implement these standards in the best manner for their domestic context. TRIPS flexibilities have been critical in ensuring balanced intellectual property system, including permitting critical limitations and exceptions under copyright and allowing countries to protect public health.
While countries may have additional obligations because of accession to other treaties and trade agreements, TRIPS provides the international minimums.
Under the TRIPS Agreement, there is now obligation for states to apply border measures to in-transit goods, for example. This makes sense for a variety of reasons, including the fact that a good might be infringing under the laws of, say, the United States, but that same good might not have any intellectual property protections in the countries of import or export.
There is no reason for customs to police products that did not originate in their country and will not enter the channels of commerce in their country. The law and the decisions fall squarely within what is permitted under international agreements.
In fact, the uses that Canadian courts have upheld could also comport with fair use under United States law. While some countries particularly smaller developing countries do feel pressure emanating from the Special process and will testify before USTR to demonstrate the process they have made in changing their intellectual property laws, others recognize the unilateral report for what it is: The United States looks like a bully, attempting to exert political influence at the behest of rightholders, pressuring countries to change what are generally internationally compliant intellectual property laws.
If a rightholder believes that a country has violated a bilateral or multilateral trade agreement, the appropriate remedy is through a process laid out in the agreement usually investor-state tribunals, which have their own problems that I will not get into here.
Cox is a policy attorney who has spent her career working for non-profit organizations and associations. She has expertise in copyright, patent, and intellectual property enforcement law, as well as international trade.
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