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Research - Traditional Knowledge

Traditional Knowledge, is the protection of traditional products and production techniques, and falls under the WTO agreement on Trade-related Intellectual Property.

The Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has been charged with the provision of a report that will assist in the formulation of China’s WTO negotiating position on Traditional Knowledge. MOFCOM has carried out extensive data collection and research on this field, and has developed a list of TK products as well as the priorities for the negotiation position at WTO.