On 4 July 2012, the European Parliament’s Plenary Session rejected the international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement aimed at fighting counterfeiting including by customs action. The EU will therefore not conclude this Agreement for the moment. The Commission has nevertheless confirmed that it will continue with the procedure initiated before the European Court of Justice on the compatibility of ACTA with the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
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European Parliament rejects ACTA
- White & Case LLP
- European Union
- August 8 2012
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