Office of the United States Trade Representative January 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of Closure of Case 017-CP-05, Protection of Intellectual Property in Pakistan, in the 2005 Annual Country Practice Review
Document Number: E6-809
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
This notice announces closure of the review for case 017-CP- 05, Protection of Intellectual Property in Pakistan.
Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974: Request for Public Comment
Document Number: E6-426
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-17
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Trade Act) (19 U.S.C. 2242), requires the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to identify countries that deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection. (Section 182 is commonly referred to as the ``Special 301'' provisions of the Trade Act.) In addition, USTR is required to determine which of these countries should be identified as Priority Foreign Countries. Acts, policies, or practices that are the basis of a country's identification as a priority foreign country are normally the subject of an investigation under the Section 301 provisions of the Trade Act. Section 182 of the Trade Act contains a special rule for the identification of actions by Canada affecting United States cultural industries. USTR requests written submissions from the public concerning foreign countries' acts, policies, and practices that are relevant to the decision whether particular trading partners should be identified under Section 182 of the Trade Act.
Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of Closure of Case 013-CP-05, Protection of Intellectual Property in Brazil, in the 2005 Annual Country Practice Review
Document Number: 06-368
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-13
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
This notice announces closure of the review for case 013-CP- 05, Protection of Intellectual Property in Brazil.