What is ACTA? "ACTA" is the abbreviation of the planned plurilateral trade agreement "Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement". The participating states resp. supra-national bodies state that the aim is to intensify the fight against product piracy. The agreement shall help to battle the supposedly increasing problem of product piracy. The secret negotiations are held since 2008 and should come to an end this year. The 38 participants include Switzerland, the USA, the EU, Canada, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordany, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates.