Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement between Japan and other countries

The Parties to this Agreement

Noting that effective enforcement of intellectual property rights is critical to sustaining
economic growth across all industries and globally.
Noting further that the proliferation of counterfeit and pirated goods, as well as of
services that distribute infringing material, undermines legitimate trade and sustainable
development of the world economy, causes significant financial losses for right holders
and for legitimate businesses, and, in some cases, provides a source of revenue for
organized crime and otherwise poses risks to the public. Read more