Public Comments Open on USTR Special 301 List

“The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has requested written submissions from the public “concerning foreign countries acts, policies, and practices that are relevant to the decision as to whether particular trading partners should be identified” in its Special 301 List. The USTRs Special 301 Lists are used to impose trade sanction on foreign countries that do not adhere to US preferences for intellectual property right protections. These lists are also used to require foreign countries to enter into bi-lateral trade negotiations with the US that results in a change in the foreign countrys domestic law to comply with US demands. Members of the public at large and foreign countries are strongly encouraged to send comments to the USTR. …”

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