WPPT Notification No. 73
WIPO Performances and Phonograms 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 Performances and Phonograms Treaty, adopted at Geneva on December 20, 1996 (see WPPT 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 declarations:

"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.

"The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China does not consider itself bound by Article 15(1) of the Treaty with regard to the right of the performers.

"With respect to the right of the producers of phonograms stipulated in Article 15(1) of the Treaty, relevant laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China shall apply."

September 23, 2008