In spite of high levels of cooperation by Paraguyan officials regarding piracy in that country, it has had no meaningful impact on the amount of pirate product available in the country, particularly in Ciudad del Este. That was the finding of a 2007 special report by the International Intellectual Property Alliance, a private-sector coalition representing the U.S. copyright-based industries.
Likewise, the cooperation had shown no significant impact on Paraguay’s role as a trans-shipment point for the raw materials intended for pirate production.
"It is imperative that Paraguay adopt changes to its criminal code so that deterrent sentencing is possible, and that it undertake judicial training and/or the adoption of sentencing guidelines so that judges impose deterrent sentences when cases come before them. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, the Paraguayan Administration has failed to create the legal environment to effectively deter piracy.
"While recognizing that the Paraguayan Government has undertaken several important steps in trying to address piracy, and that a great deal more attention is now given to this issue, it is nonetheless extremely important to simultaneously examine, from a relatively objective standpoint, Paraguay’s performance under the IPR Agreement. Specifically, Paraguay has not achieved the following:
PRIORITY ACTIONS IN 2007