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Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances Set to Enter into Force
2020-04-13

The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances

gained a key 30th member, allowing entry into force of the international agreement designed ultimately to improve earning conditions for actors and other audiovisual performers vital to the films and television shows beloved by viewing publics worldwide.


With the ratification of Indonesia on January 28, 2020, the Beijing Treaty will enter into force for its 30 contracting parties on April 28, 2020.WIPO member states in 2012 approved the Treaty at a Diplomatic Conference hosted by the Chinese Government in Beijing, from where the Treaty takes its name.


Source: WIPO

Updated: January 28, 2020


The Beijing Treaty

The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances addresses the longstanding need to extend the economic and moral rights of actors and performers in audiovisual performances including films, videos and television programs.


The Treaty was adopted in Beijing on June 24, 2012, and will enter into force for its 30 contracting parties on April 28, 2020.


About the Beijing Treaty

The Beijing Treaty deals with theintellectual property (IP) rights of performers in audiovisual performances, notably by bolstering five kinds of exclusive economic rights for the beneficiaries’ performances fixed in an audiovisual format: The rights of reproduction, distribution, rental, making available and broadcasting and communication to the public.


By joining the Treaty, its members agree to adopt, in accordance with their legal systems, the measures necessary to ensure the application of the Treaty. In particular, each contracting party must ensure that enforcement procedures are available under their laws, permitting effective action against any act of infringement of rights covered by the Treaty. The action must include expeditious remedies to prevent and defer infringement.



Contracting Parties of Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (Total Contracting Parties: 31)


Contracting Party

Signature

Instrument

In Force

Algeria


Accession: July 25, 2017

April 28, 2020

Austria

June 19, 2013



Belgium

May 8, 2013



Belize


Accession: November 9, 2018

April 28, 2020

Botswana

October 4, 2012

Ratification: November 20, 2013

April 28, 2020

Bulgaria

December 19, 2012



Burkina Faso

June 26, 2012

Ratification: July 31, 2017

April 28, 2020

Burundi

June 26, 2012



Cambodia


Accession: March 27, 2019

April 28, 2020

Cameroon

June 26, 2012



Central African Republic

June 26, 2012



Chad

June 26, 2012



Chile

June 26, 2012

Ratification: June 22, 2015

April 28, 2020

China

June 26, 2012

Ratification: July 9, 2014

April 28, 2020

Colombia

June 26, 2012



Congo

June 26, 2012



Cook Islands


Accession: March 19, 2019

April 28, 2020

Costa Rica

June 26, 2012



Côte d'Ivoire

June 26, 2012



Cyprus

June 26, 2012



Czech Republic

April 29, 2013



Democratic People's Republic of Korea

June 26, 2012

Ratification: February 19, 2016

April 28, 2020

Denmark

June 26, 2012



Djibouti

June 26, 2012



Dominican Republic


Accession: June 5, 2018

April 28, 2020

El Salvador

November 7, 2012

Ratification: October 10, 2016

April 28, 2020

Estonia

June 20, 2013



European Union (EU)

June 19, 2013



Finland

June 14, 2013



France

June 26, 2012



Gabon


Accession: September 21, 2016

April 28, 2020

Germany

June 20, 2013



Ghana

June 26, 2012



Greece

June 20, 2013



Grenada

June 26, 2012



Guatemala

May 27, 2013



Guinea

June 26, 2012



Haiti

June 26, 2012



Honduras

October 4, 2012



Hungary

June 26, 2012



Indonesia

December 18, 2012

Ratification: January 28, 2020

April 28, 2020

Ireland

June 19, 2013



Italy

June 26, 2012



Jamaica

June 26, 2012



Japan


Accession: June 10, 2014

April 28, 2020

Jordan

June 26, 2012



Kenya

June 26, 2012

Ratification: November 15, 2019

April 28, 2020

Luxembourg

June 20, 2013



Madagascar

June 26, 2012



Mali

June 26, 2012

Ratification: October 23, 2018

April 28, 2020

Marshall Islands


Accession: February 8, 2019

April 28, 2020

Mauritania

June 26, 2012



Mauritius

June 26, 2012



Mexico

June 26, 2012



Mongolia

June 26, 2012



Montenegro

May 27, 2013



Morocco

June 26, 2012



Namibia

June 26, 2012



Netherlands

June 19, 2013



Nicaragua

June 26, 2012



Nigeria


Accession: October 4, 2017

April 28, 2020

Peru

June 26, 2012

Ratification: September 27, 2018

April 28, 2020

Poland

June 24, 2013



Qatar

June 24, 2013

Ratification: July 3, 2015

April 28, 2020

Republic of Moldova

June 26, 2012

Ratification: September 4, 2015

April 28, 2020

Romania

June 24, 2013



Russian Federation


Accession: October 19, 2015

April 28, 2020

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines


Accession: September 5, 2016

April 28, 2020

Samoa


Accession: May 9, 2017

April 28, 2020

Sao Tome and Principe

June 26, 2012



Senegal

June 26, 2012



Seychelles

June 26, 2012



Sierra Leone

June 26, 2012



Slovakia


Accession: May 22, 2014

April 28, 2020

Slovenia

June 21, 2013



Spain

June 26, 2012



Sudan

June 26, 2012



Sweden

June 14, 2013



Switzerland

June 26, 2012

Ratification: February 11, 2020

May 11, 2020

Syrian Arab Republic

June 26, 2012

Ratification: March 18, 2013

April 28, 2020

Togo

June 26, 2012



Trinidad and Tobago


Accession: October 4, 2019

April 28, 2020

Tunisia

June 26, 2012

Ratification: July 21, 2016

April 28, 2020

Uganda

October 8, 2012



United Arab Emirates


Accession: October 15, 2014

April 28, 2020

United Kingdom

June 11, 2013



United States of America

June 26, 2012



Zambia

June 26, 2012



Zimbabwe

December 11, 2012

Ratification: September 12, 2019

April 28, 2020