The negotiations for the ACTA were launched in 2007 and have been joined by the following countries: Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States of America.
Several topics were on the agenda of the 7th round of negotiations, including:
The detailed content of the intergovernmental negotiations has not been released, but a joint statement has been published at the end of the 7th round of negotiations in which participants in the meeting affirmed their commitment to “collectively enhance transparency”.
Participants agreed that the next meeting would be hosted by New Zealand in April 2010. An agreement is expected to be concluded by the end of 2010.