About Kamil Idris
Kamil Idris is a Sudanese representative who formally served as the Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) from 1997 to 2008. Additionally, professor Kamil Idris served as a member of the United Nations International Law Commission where he specialized in International Law and Intellectual Property Law. In 2010, Kamil Idris ran as an independent candidate for Presidency in Sudan.
Kamil Idris has published several books and articles regarding economic growth and Intellectual Property. Professor Kamil Idris holds a doctorate in International Law from the University of Geneva. Additionally, he has been awarded honorary degrees from 19 universities across the globe. His book ‘Intellectual Property a Power Tool for Economic Growth’ is widely used as a reference in many academic disciplines.
Kamil Idris Insights on the Announcement of Trade Tariffs Against China by the US Government
President Donald Trump recently gave an announcement that indicated trade tariffs to be imposed against imports from China. The Tariffs are to act as a penalty for China’s illegal acquisition of the United States Intellectual property. For many years, China has allegedly been harmfully acquiring technology from the US. According to the report by United States Trade Representative, US has incurred a loss of between $225 million and $600 billion due to the illegal acquisition of American IP by China.
China’s leading trade competitors have raised complaints on the tendency of Chinese government violating Intellectual Property law. As a result, many governments and investors have decided to minimize their involvement with China’s trade.
The US government will impose trade tariffs into imports from China worth $50 billion. Since the announcement, business leaders, the European Union, economists, the Republicans and legislators have reacted negatively on the sanctions. Most of the economic experts believe this could exert global war trade.
In his twitter account, Donald Trump stated that the US was ready for a trade war and they would comfortably win. Three days later, he stated that the imposed trade tariffs were unlikely to cause a trade war.
With regards to the definition by the World Intellectual Property Organization, intellectual property is something that is created through the mind. This includes innovation, brands, music, and artistic. Patents, copyrights, and trademarks protect IPs.