U.S.: China-IPR One Of Three Continuing Trade Problems

China's "inadequate" enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) continues to hurt sales by manufacturers and other U.S. companies, says the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Among industries affected are pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food products, medical devices, electrical equipment auto parts, clothing, footwear and software.

The White House trade office today released its annual report to Congress on barriers to U.S. trade and listed China IPR as one of three continuing problems. The other two are European subsidies for the development of large commercial aircraft and Japan's January closure of its beef market.

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