Tag: Dutch Government

Dutch internal ACTA-documents

Several nations are negotiating ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. In the Netherlands the Department of Economic Affairs is coordinating this. Three internal documents that reveal negotiation positions, struggles and obstacles came to my attention. Originally the text were written in Dutch in government workers’ slang. They also clearly show how people within Dutch government see the treaty and the process. On my request a friend, let’s call him John Doe, translated them to make them available.