"The Special 301 process is an important mechanism for policymakers to assess who is playing by the rules of the global trading system, and more specifically, whether countries are adhering to their intellectual property obligations under trade agreements," said Mark Elliot, executive vice president for the Chamber's GIPC.
"Strong rules and effective enforcement regimes are an essential measure of the climate for companies small and large who wish to conduct business with foreign countries."
A recent submission by GIPC
provided an overall assessment of the major challenges to intellectual property protection in eight countries: Brazil, Canada, China, India, Mexico, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.
"We are encouraged that USTR
recognizes many of our same concerns in these eight countries," said Elliot
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