Office of the United States Trade Representative December 27, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Request for Comments and Notice of a Public Hearing Regarding the 2018 Special 301 Review
Document Number: 2017-27798
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
Each year, the Office of the United States Trade Representative conducts a Special 301 review to identify countries that deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection. Based on this review, the United States Trade Representative (Trade Representative) determines which, if any, of these countries to identify as Priority Foreign Countries. USTR requests written comments that identify acts, policies, or practices that may form the basis of a country's identification as a Priority Foreign Country or placement on the Priority Watch List or Watch List. USTR also requests notices of intent to appear at the public hearing.