Big news coming from ACTA front: The controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has been rejected by the International Trade Committee. Nineteen MEPs voted against ACTA, and twelve in favour, with no abstentions.David Martin after the vote results were announced said that “I welcome the result of today’s vote. I am pleased that the committee has acknowledged the problems I have identified in my report and has followed my recommendation to reject ACTA.”
The long-heated controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) earlier also met with disapproval as three parliamentary committees voted on their recommendation on 31 May. In order for ACTA to enter into force in the EU, it will have to be approved by the Parliament and the Council as well as ratified by all member states but today’s news confirmed that there is no requirement of ACTA now or never.