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¬The idea for the establishment of a new international treaty on IPRenforcement first came from Japan.¬It raised the issue several times at the Global Congress onCombating Counterfeiting (GCCC). In the Lyon Declaration from the2005 Congress, and in the 2006 follow-up, the Congressrecommended consideration of Japan¶s suggestion to develop aninternational treaty on IPR enforcement.¬Japan then raised the concept of a plurilateral Anti-CounterfeitingTrade Agreement (ACTA) at the 2005 Gleneagles G8 Summit.¬Building on GCCC and G8 recommendations, the focus in theproposed ACTA is on international cooperation, enforcement andlegislation¬Plans were announced to negotiate ACTA in October 2007. After 11rounds of negotiations on October 6, 2010 the Parties released anear final text of the draft treaty. (Draft athttp://ow.ly/2Pl67)¬Some issues are still open and are being finalized.