World Intellectual Property Organization

WCT Notification No. 71
WIPO Copyright Treaty

Declaration by the People's Republic of China

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to refer to the deposit by the Government of the People's Republic of China, on March 9, 2007, of its instrument of accession to the WIPO Copyright Treaty, adopted at Geneva on December 20, 1996 (see WCT Notification No. 66).

The Director General of WIPO has the honor to notify the deposit, on September 23, 2008, by the Government of the People's Republic of China of the following declaration:

    "In accordance with the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, the Government of the People's Republic of China has decided that the Treaty will apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China with effect from October 1, 2008."

September 23, 2008

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