ACTA business response and updated launch

The final version of the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was released on 3 December 2010, completing a high-level international framework for strengthening the enforcement of intellectual property rights that began three years earlier when Canada, the European Union, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United States announced their intentions to draft the Agreement.

ICC BASCAP, in partnership with INTA and working with a group of national anti-counterfeiting associations, has worked actively to support the negotiators and provide expertise on various provisions of the agreement. These interventions are listed below.

Latest ACTA documents

Official ACTA documents

Official ICC submissions

BASCAP press releases

Additional materials

Government press releases

Business response

Additional materials available at official negotiator websites below

Press releases


Europe needs ACTA

We represent thousands of companies and workers in Europe’s innovative, manufacturing and creative sectors and we believe that Europe needs the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) to support... Read more

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Global business leaders remind EU leaders of importance of ACTA to economic growth and job creation

New report links ACTA to potential economic growth of €50 billion and 960,000 new jobs in EU Read more

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BASCAP/INTA issue study on ACTA benefits and provisions

Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) and the International Trademark Association (INTA) today released a study providing a practical analysis of the importance and benefits of... Read more