Monday, 2 May 2011

China & Africa - OAPI/BRICS and more

China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce and the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) signed a memorandum of cooperation and understanding in Cameroon's capital Yaounde on to further strengthen the bilateral cooperation in the field of intellectual property. People's Daily Online.

"Now South Africa has joined BRIC, turning it into BRICS, adding enormous opportunities for intra-BRICS and Africa trade and investment. Africa’s growth is now getting its due — as it should — as the continent’s GDP has doubled in a decade. Proof of this growth is the fact that trade between Africa and BRIC, which has been double the global average, is on the increase and all pundits predict an even greater growth trajectory." Nice summary of the development and its link to good IP policies here.

Click here, here, here and here for more information on Afro-China developments.

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