Kamil Idris speaks about intellectual property protection. Professor Kamil Idris has for a long time focused his effort on matters to do with intellectual properties, and he is the director for the World Intellectual Property Organization that is headquartered in Geneva. He has posted writings on medium.com regarding topics about intellectual property. Recently, professor Kamil Idris wrote about the efforts of the President Trump administration to push for China to finally enact policies concerning intellectual property rights. Manufacturers with the roots from China have had the habit of copying products of Western origin especially from the United States of America. Products that have been copied by the Chinese manufacturers have been known to fetch a fraction of the intended price on the market. However, the Trump administration has called it quits, and as professor Kamil Idris indicates, tariffs of $100 billion are to be levied on exports to China. The efforts are aimed at putting pressure on the Chinese government so that they can also enact intellectual property protection policies. Many critics are of the opinion that the strategy of the Trump Administration is likely to backfire.
Scott Kennedy works with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies as an economic analyst, and he points out that the pressure is a good thing that may lead the Chinese to yield. However, Scott is of the opinion that the Trump Administration has not done enough preparation concerning coming to an agreement with their partners and in the areas of labour and business. Orville Schell works with the Asia Society and is an expert on matters regarding, and he states that the move by President Donald Trump has caught China by surprise. He adds that China might now be finally worried and also advises that the Trump Administration still has a long way to go in fighting the theft of intellectual property. A vast number of China experts are in agreement with the stand that the issues to do with intellectual property rights are getting better under the watch of the Trump Administration. Also, many of these experts point out that the problem of intellectual property was being worked on by the Obama Administration but did not go as far as intended due to political constraints. Intellectual property rights is a crucial issue that has been dreading the economy of Western governments. Those with a keen eye on the protection of intellectual property rights are hopeful for a better economic future.