Decision of China National People's Congress on Acceding to the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

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· Area of Law: Foreign Affairs

· Level of Authority: Working Documents

· Date issued:12-29-2006

· Effective Date:12-29-2006

· Status: Effective

· Issuing Authority: Standing Committee of the National People's Congress

 

Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Acceding to the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
(Adopted at the 25th session of the Standing Committee of the 10th National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China on December 29, 2006)
At the 25th Session of the Standing Committee of the Tenth National People's Congress, it is decided to accede to the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty adopted at the diplomatic conference concerning copyrights and neighboring rights in Geneva, Switzerland on December 20, 1996, and a declaration is made simultaneously as follows:
1. The Government of the People's Republic of China is not bound by Article 15 (1) of the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty.
2. Before the Government of the People's Republic of China issues a separate notice, the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty does not apply to the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China for the time being.