The State Council of China recently issued opinions to promote the development of foreign trade.

The opinions put forward 14 measures in five aspects, and requires to support innovative services, build own brands, strengthen import and two-way investment and IP protection.

Under the notion that IP protection in foreign trade shall be stepped up, the opinions underscore the need for continued campaign for cracking down on infringement and counterfeit goods in foreign trade. The opinions also support enterprises to protect their trademark and patent rights. The mechanism of IP dispute settlement outside China and construction of IPR aid system shall be improved. Strongly support the import and export enterprises to deal with IP dispute outside China by enhancing bilateral and multilateral IP exchange and enforcement coordination system. 25_1271020.html