WTO arbitrators will consider the intellectual property claims of the United States to China

Washington accuses Beijing of creating unfair market conditions for obtaining American technologies and innovations.

The world trade organization (WTO) dispute settlement body decided, at the request of the United States, to establish an arbitration group to consider a dispute with China on the protection of intellectual property rights. This was reported on Wednesday by a sales representative in Geneva.

“The dispute settlement body agreed with the second request from the United States to establish a panel of arbitrators to consider some of China’s measures relating to the protection of intellectual property rights,” he said.

Washington has repeatedly accused China of pursuing a policy aimed at obtaining American technology and innovation through the creation of unfair market conditions. In particular, in the report released by the U.S. representative at the trade negotiator Robert Lightheiser said that ” the Chinese government continues to coordinate or create unfair conditions for systematic investment in U.S. companies or their acquisition by Chinese companies to obtain advanced technology and intellectual property.”