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November 6, 2015 IIPA Welcomes Release of TPP Text.
June 29, 2015 IIPA Statement on Enactment of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation.
June 3, 2015 IIPA Statement on TPA, Copyright Protection and Jobs
See also
Trade Benefits America Coalition and Business Roundtable
December 17, 2014 IIPA Releases its 15th Economic Study, Copyright Industries in the U.S. Economy: The 2014 Report, Showing the Copyright Industries Contributed Over $1 Trillion to the U.S. Economy and Employ Over 5 Million Workers. Representatives Judy Chu and Doug Collins Welcome the Report.
October 31, 2014 IIPA Files Written Submission Regarding India's 2014 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review
October 29, 2014 IIPA Files Written Submission Regarding 2015 National Trade Estimate (NTE) on Foreign Trade Barriers
October 24, 2014 IIPA Files Written Submission Regarding 2014 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets
October 23, 2014 IIPA Submits Comments on Annual Review of Country Eligibility for Benefits Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act in 2015
October 15, 2014 IIPA Files Comments with USTR on 2014 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Kuwait
September 17, 2014 IIPA Files Notice of Intent to Testify and Testimony with USTR on China's WTO Compliance
April 30, 2014 IIPA Welcomes USTR Special 301 Report Seeking to Open Markets for Copyright,
Including in India, China, and Russia
USTR Report Announces Important Bilateral Engagement and Strengthened Resolve to Effectively Address Copyright Piracy and Markets Closed due to Piracy or Other Barriers
April 25, 2014 The Copyright Industries Celebrate “World Intellectual Property Day 2014: Movies – A Global Passion”
March 21, 2014 IIPA Files Written Submission Related to USITC Digital Trade in the U.S. and Global Economies, Part  2
February 12, 2014 IIPA Welcomes USTR Identification of Notorious Marketplaces that Facilitate Global Piracy
February 7, 2014 IIPA Urges Government Action To Reduce Copyright Piracy, Open Markets, and Protect Creators - In Special 301 Report, Copyright Industries Highlight Problems in Major Markets Damaging the U.S. Economy and Creators, Including Ukraine, China, Russia, India, and Vietnam
January 30, 2014 IIPA Testifies before USITC on Trade, Investment, and Industrial Policies in India: Effects on the U.S. Economy
January 14, 2014 IIPA Hails United Nations New Campaign “Counterfeits: Don’t Buy Into Organized Crime”
January 10, 2014 Copyright Industries Welcome Introduction of Trade Promotion Bill
November 19, 2013 IIPA Releases its 14th Economic Study showing Copyright Industries Contributed $1 Trillion to the U.S. Economy in a Single Year and Continue to Lead the Economy in Value Added to GDP, Economic Growth, Good Jobs and Foreign Sales and Exports
October 25, 2013 IIPA Files Written Submission Regarding 2013 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets.
October 25, 2013 IIPA Files Written Comments on Annual Review of Country Eligibility for Benefits Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in 2014.
October 22, 2013 IIPA Files Written Comments with USG to Assist in Preparation of 2014 National Trade Estimate (NTE) Report on Foreign Trade Barriers.
September 20, 2013 IIPA Files Notice of Intent to Testify and Testimony with USTR regarding China's Compliance with WTO Commitments
September 12, 2013 IIPA Files Request to Testify and Written Testimony with Trade Policy Staff Committee for Hearing regarding Russia's Implementation of its WTO Obligations
September 9, 2013 IIPA Files Pre-Hearing Written Comments with USTR on Section 301 Investigation of Ukraine
August 1, 2013 IIPA Testifies before House Foreign Affairs Committee on Trans-Pacific Partnership
June 9, 2013 IIPA Files Written Statement in Response to USTR's Request for Comments on Participation of Japan in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Negotiations
May 31, 2013 IIPA Supports U.S. Government's Initiation of an Investigation into Government of Ukraine's Practices that Resulted in the Identification of Ukraine as a Priority Foreign Country
May 29, 2013 IIPA Testifies Before the Trade Policy Staff Committee Hearing on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
May 17, 2013 IIPA Files Request to Testify and Written Submission on the Initiation of a
Review of the Union of Burma and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic for Possible Designation as Beneficiary Developing Countries under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Trade Program
May 10, 2013 IIPA Submits Comments to USTR on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
May 1, 2013 IIPA Hails USTR Decision to Designate Ukraine a Priority Foreign Country; Commends 2013 Special 301 Report Identifying Countries with Poor IP Protection
April 25, 2013 IIPA Celebrates “World Intellectual Property Day 2013” - Call Upon Governments to Open Markets to Creativity and Reduce Global Piracy
March 21, 2013 IIPA files Supplemental Post-Hearing Written Submission Related to USITC Digital Trade in the U.S. and Global Economies, Parts 1 and 2.
February 28, 2013 IIPA submits Pre-Hearing Brief and Statement Related to USITC Digital Trade in the U.S. and Global Economies, Parts 1 and 2.
February 7, 2013 IIPA Details Significant Copyright Piracy and Market Access Barriers in Key Markets; Requests Designation of Ukraine as a Priority Foreign Country
January 28, 2013 IIPA Issues Statement on WTO Approval for Antigua & Barbuda to Suspend Certain IP Obligations
December 21, 2012 IIPA Lauds USTR Completion of U.S.-Russia IPR Action Plan
December 14, 2012 IIPA Lauds USTR Identification of Notorious Marketplaces that Facilitate Global Piracy
October 15, 2012 IIPA Files Written Comments with USG to Assist in Preparation of 2013 National Trade Estimate (NTE) Report on Foreign Trade Barriers.
October 12, 2012 IIPA Files Public Comments on Annual Review of Country Eligibility for Benefits Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
September 19, 2012 IIPA Files Request to Testify and Testimony at Hearing on China WTO Compliance.
September 18, 2012 IIPA Files Request to Appear and Pre-Hearing Brief with USTR in October Hearing on GSP Country Practices Review of Ukraine.
September 18, 2012 IIPA Files Request to Appear and Pre-Hearing Brief with USTR in October Hearing on GSP Country Practices Review of Indonesia.
September 14, 2012 IIPA Files Written Comments Regarding the 2012 Special 301 Out-Of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets
September 4, 2012 IIPA files Request to Appear in the September 21 Hearing and Testimony with USTR on the Participation of Mexico in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Negotiations
September 4, 2012 IIPA files Request to Appear in the September 24 Hearing and Testimony with USTR on the Participation of Canada in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Negotiations
August 10, 2012 IIPA Files Written Submission to the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Related to the Development of the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement
April 30, 2012 IIPA lauds U.S. Government for recognizing the critical importance of combating online and physical piracy through effective, deterrent copyright systems, and opening markets by reducing barriers to trade.
February 23, 2012 IIPA testifies in the 2012 Special 301 Committee Public Hearing
February 10, 2012 IIPA Releases New Report Documenting Global Copyright Piracy and Market Access Barriers; Calls on U.S. Government to Address These Obstacles to U.S. Job and Export Growth
January 13, 2012

IIPA files comments with USTR on Canada's Expression of Interest in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Negotiations.

January 13, 2012 IIPA files comments with USTR on Japan's Expression of Interest in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Negotiations.
January 13, 2012 IIPA files comments with USTR on Mexico's Expression of Interest in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Negotiations.
January 9, 2012 IIPA Requests U.S. Government Review of Ukraine's and Indonesia's Eligibility for Trade Benefits Under Generalized System of Preferences Program.

December 30, 2011

IIPA Files Petition to Review IPR and Market Access Practices in Indonesia in the 2011 Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Cycle.

December 29, 2011

IIPA Files Petition to Review IPR and Market Access Practices in Ukraine in the 2011 Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Cycle.

December 20, 2011 IIPA Applauds USTR Notorious Piracy Market List: Alarming Onslaught of Online Piracy Markets Hinders Growth of Legitimate Creative Businesses; Physical Piracy Markets Remain Trouble Spots.
November 2, 2011 IIPA released its 13th economic study which details the continuing significant contribution of the U.S. copyright industries to the U.S. gross domestic product, national employment and compensation, and foreign sales/exports. 
October 26, 2011 IIPA files written comments regarding 2011 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets.
October 18, 2011 IIPA files public comments with USTR on the U.S.-Paraguay Memorandum of Understanding.
October 15, 2011

IIPA provides written comments in response to USTR's request on the Trade and Investment Partnership for the Middle East and North Africa.

October 12, 2011 IIPA Applauds Congressional Approval of Korea, Colombia, and Panama Free Trade Agreements.
October 11, 2011 IIPA files public comments on annual review of country eligibility for benefits under the
African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
October 4, 2011 IIPA submitted comments to the Trade Policy Staff Committee of the United States Trade Representative to assist the USG on preparation of the 2012 National Trade Estimate (NTE) Report on Foreign Trade Barriers.
October 3, 2011 IIPA statement on pending Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).
September 30, 2011 IIPA applauds the formal signing of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in Tokyo, Japan.
September 21, 2011 IIPA requests to testify at the October hearing held by the Trade Policy Staff Committee on China's compliance with its WTO commitments.
September 16, 2011 IIPA files public comments to Trade Policy Staff Committee on CBERA and CBTPA.
August 29, 2011 IIPA filed public comments on the Interim Review of Eligibility of Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, and Niger for Benefits Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
May 2, 2011 IIPA issued release regarding 2011 USTR Special 301 decisions.
April 26, 2011 IIPA celebrates World IP Day 2011 and calls upon governments to redouble their efforts to combat global piracy. 
April 7, 2011 IIPA applauds President Obama's Action Plan with the Government of Colombia. 
March 1, 2011

IIPA issued release on Announcement by USTR of Notorious Markets Out-Of-Cycle Review.

February 15, 2011
Reduce Copyright Piracy and Market Access Barriers to Secure American Creative Jobs, Increase Exports, and Grow the Economy: IIPA’s 25th Piracy Report Documents the Challenge of Online & Physical Piracy in 40 Countries. 

Click here for IIPA's press release on its 2011 Special 301 submission.  

To view IIPA's 2011 report in its entirety, click here.

February 15, 2011 IIPA filed written comments with USTR on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.
January 25, 2011 IIPA commented on the State of the Union Address regarding the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement
December 16, 2010 IIPA welcomes the results of the 2010 meetings of the China-U.S. Joint Committee on Commerce and Trade (JCCT).
December 14, 2010 IIPA commends the USITC's Findings in its First Report on the Effects of China's Intellectual Property Infringement and Indigenous Innovation Policies on the U.S. Economy.
December 10, 2010

IIPA submitted comments in the Philippines and Thailand Out-of-Cycle Review proceedings.

December 3, 2010

IIPA comments on announcement by President Obama and President Lee on the Korea-U.S. (KORUS) Free Trade Agreement.

November 10, 2010 IIPA requests to testify at the November hearing held by the Trade Policy Staff Committee on “Negotiating Objectives With Respect to Malaysia’s Participation in the Ongoing Negotiations of a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement”
November 5, 2010 IIPA filed comments with USTR on the 2010 Special 301 Out of Cycle Review of Notorious Markets.
October 29, 2010 IIPA filed comments with the Department of Commerce on Government Programs to Assist Businesses Protect Their Intellectual Property Rights in Foreign Markets.
October 20, 2010 IIPA filed comments on the annual review of country eligibility for benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
October 6, 2010 IIPA commented on the conclusion of ACTA.
October 4, 2010 IIPA submitted comments to USTR on the 2011 National Trade Estimates (NTE) Report.
September 22, 2010 IIPA requests to testify at the October hearing held by the Trade Policy Staff Committee on China's compliance with its WTO commitments.
July 9, 2010 IIPA submitted comments to the USITC on its investigation entitled "China: Intellectual Property Infringement, Indigenous Innovation Policies, and Frameworks for Measuring the Effects on the U.S. Economy"
June 23, 2010 IIPA supported the Administration's new Joint Strategic Plan for IP Enforcement
June 16, 2010 IIPA submitted comments on New Zealand's Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill to the Select Committee on Commerce of the House of Representative. 
June 11, 2010 IIPA's chart of USTR’s April 30, 2010 "Special 301" decisions is available by clicking here. These charts reflect final 2009 country data on business software piracy that IIPA has received from its member, the Business Software Alliance (BSA). 
June 3, 2010 IIPA submitted a pre-hearing brief to the USITC in its two investigations regarding China's intellectual property infringement, indigenous innovation policies and measuring the effects of such on the U.S. economy.
May 21, 2010 IIPA submitted a letter on the proposal for possible legislation in Brazil regarding the use of the Internet.
May 12, 2010 IIPA submitted comments to USTR on the IPR-related eligibility criteria of the Andean Trade Preferences Act (ATPA) and the four countries participating in that trade program.
April 30, 2010 IIPA supported USTR’s 2010 Special 301 Report and ongoing U.S. government's efforts to promote effective international copyright protection and enforcement.
April 23, 2010 IIPA celebrates World IP Day 2010 and notes that the copyright industries face continuing challenges.
April 22, 2010 IIPA commented on the public release of the draft text of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)
March 24, 2010

IIPA submitted comments to the IP Enforcement Coordinator on the development of a Joint Strategic Plan for intellectual property enforcement.

February 18, 2010 In the IIPA's 2010 Special 301 submission, the copyright industries urge greater global protection of American jobs and exports threatened by piracy.  Click here for IIPA's press release on its 2010 Special 301 submission.  
January 25, 2010 IIPA commented on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (TPP FTA) with Singapore, Chile, New Zealand, Brunei Darussalam, Australia, Peru and Vietnam.
December 14, 2009

IIPA issued statement of support regarding the European Community and 16 EU Member States’ deposit of their instruments of ratification of the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaties (WPPT).

November 18, 2009

IIPA submitted comments to USTR for the 2010 National Trade Estimates (NTE) report.

November 9, 2009 IIPA submitted comments in the Philippines, Poland, Israel and Saudi Arabia out-of-cycle review proceedings.
October 19, 2009 IIPA filed comments on the annual review of country eligibility for benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
September 30, 2009 IIPA supported the nomination of Victoria Espinel as the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. 
September 30, 2009

IIPA filed comments to USTR on the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act.

September 22, 2009

IIPA Presidents sent a letter to President Obama regarding the importance of ACTA and  the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC). 

September 22, 2009 IIPA submitted written comments on China's compliance with its WTO commitments.
September 15, 2009 IIPA filed comments with USTR on the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement.
July 20, 2009 IIPA released Copyright Industries in the U.S. Economy:  The 2003 - 2007 Report, click here for the full report.  For a summary, click here
July 2, 2009 IIPA filed comments to USITC on CBERA.
June 30, 2009 IIPA's chart of USTR’s April 30, 2009 "Special 301" decisions is available by clicking here These charts reflect final 2008 country data on business software piracy that IIPA has received from its member, the Business Software Alliance (BSA).  To view USTR's decisions by region, as well as IIPA 2009 recommendations which did not make USTR's final list, please click on the desired link: Asia Pacific, Europe / Confederation of Independent States (C.I.S.), The Americas and the Caribbean, Middle East / Africa
May 12, 2009 IIPA member, the Business Software Alliance (BSA), released its Sixth Annual BSA-IDC Global Software Piracy Study, covering 110 countries.  For more details on these global figures, click here.  
March 6, 2009

IIPA submitted comments to USTR on the IPR-related eligibility criteria of the Andean Trade Preferences Act (ATPA) and the four countries participating in that trade program.

March 4, 2009 IIPA testified in support of the initiation of negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (TPP FTA) with Singapore, Chile, New Zealand, Brunei Darussalam, Australia, Peru and Vietnam.
April 30, 2009 IIPA issued a statement on USTR's 2009 Special 301 report, noting ongoing concerns related to copyright law and enforcement developments in Russia, China, and Canada.
April 30, 2009 IIPA's one-page overview of the copyright industries' challenges and initiatives in 2009
April 2, 2009

IIPA filed commented and requested to testify at the hearings for the GSP IPR investigations of copyright protection in Lebanon, Russia and Uzbekistan.

February 17, 2009

IIPA's chart of recommendations for the 2009 "Special 301" review cycle is available by clicking here.  To view the recommendations by region, please click on the link:  Asia Pacific, Europe / Confederation of Independent States (C.I.S.), The Americas and the Caribbean, Middle East / Africa

February 17, 2009 IIPA submitted its report on copyright issues (piracy, enforcement, law reform, market access) in 48 countries to USTR as part of its 2009 Special 301 annual review of countries' intellectual property rights.
November 17, 2008 IIPA submitted comments to the Expert Committee on Intellectual Property (IP) regarding certain aspects of Japanese copyright legislation in the digital era.
November 5, 2008 IIPA submitted letter on key IP issues for the 2009 National Trade Estimate Report (NTE).
October 20, 2008 IIPA filed comments on the annual review of country eligibility for benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
September 26, 2008 IIPA submitted detailed comments regarding copyright protection and market access issues in China to the interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee.
September 22, 2008

IIPA issued statement on the negotiations for an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).

September 10, 2008 IIPA applauds Baucus Hatch introduction of International Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement Improvement Act of 2008.
September 8, 2008 IIPA submitted comments in Taiwan out-of-cycle review proceeding, recommending that it remain on the Watch List.
August 6, 2008 IIPA commented on proposed amendments to the Korean Copyright Act.
August 4, 2008

IIPA submitted comments regarding Vietnam's bid to be recognized as a GSP beneficiary country.

July 29, 2008 IIPA filed comments to the USITC on the Andean Trade Preferences Act (ATPA) and copyright-related developments in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia.
June 17, 2008 IIPA's chart of USTR’s April 2008 "Special 301" decisions, which incorporates final 2007 country data on business software piracy received from the Business Software Alliance (BSA), is available by clicking here To view USTR's decisions by region, as well as IIPA recommendations which did not make USTR's final list, please click on the desired link: Asia Pacific, Europe / Confederation of Independent States (C.I.S.), The Americas and the Caribbean, Middle East / Africa
May 15, 2008 IIPA supported the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus’ attention to copyright piracy, law and enforcement problems in nine countries.
April 25, 2008 IIPA issued statement on USTR's 2008 Special 301 decisions, noting special concerns with China, Russia and Canada.
April 24, 2008

IIPA celebrates World Intellectual Property Day 2008.

March 21, 2008

IIPA commented in the USTR docket on the ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement).

March 21, 2008

IIPA offered comments to the government of Singapore regarding jurisdictional and operational aspects of the Copyright Tribunal.
February 11, 2008 IIPA submitted its report on copyright issues (piracy, enforcement, law reform, market access) in 51 countries to USTR as part of its 2008 Special 301 annual review of countries' intellectual property rights (click here for IIPA's press release).
December 21, 2007 IIPA provided its views to the Hong Kong government on its Consultation Paper on additional exemptions on circumvention of technological measures.

November 15, 2007

IIPA filed comments to the TPSC on the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act and the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act.

November 7, 2007

IIPA letter to the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection (COAC) on delayed docket on revising customs recordation procedures for copyrighted products.

November 6, 2007

IIPA filed comments to the TPSC regarding the 2008 National Trade Estimate (NTE) Report of Foreign Trade Barriers.
October 26, 2007 IIPA supplied post-hearing brief comments on GSP reviews in Lebanon, Russia and Uzbekistan.
October 23, 2007 IIPA applauds USTR for commencing negotiations on a proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).
October 22, 2007 IIPA filed comments on the annual review of country eligibility for benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

October 18, 2007

IIPA's Eric Smith testifies on "International Piracy: The Challenges of Protecting Intellectual Property in the 21st Century, " before the House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property.
October 15, 2007 IIPA filed recommendations  to USTR in the Special 301 out-of-cycle-review on Brazil and Pakistan.
September 21, 2007 IIPA filed comments and requests to testify at the hearings for the GSP IPR investigations of copyright protection in Russia, Lebanon and Uzbekistan.
September 20, 2007 IIPA submitted detailed comments regarding copyright protection and market access issues in China to the interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee.
August 27, 2007 IIPA filed recommendations on USTR's Special 301 out-of-cycle reviews of copyright practices in Russia.
June 25, 2007 IIPA submitted comments to the USITC regarding copyright and market access issues in the Korea-US FTA.
June 6, 2007

IIPA's chart of USTR’s April 2007 "Special 301" decisions, which incorporates final 2006 country data on business software piracy received from the Business Software Alliance (BSA), is available by clicking here To view USTR's decisions by region, as well as IIPA recommendations which did not make USTR's final list, please click on the desired link: Asia Pacific, Europe / Confederation of Independent States (C.I.S.), The Americas and the Caribbean, Middle East / Africa

June 4, 2007 IIPA issued press statement and fact sheet on Russia's lack of compliance with the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Agreement on IPR.
May 22, 2007 IIPA filed comments with the USITC on the Panama Trade Promotion Agreement.
May 1, 2007 IIPA's chart of USTR’s April 2007 "Special 301" decisions, is available by clicking here.  To view USTR's decisions by region, click on the desired region: Asia Pacific, Europe / Confederation of Independent States (C.I.S.), The Americas and the Caribbean, or Middle East / Africa.
April 30, 2007 IIPA noted USTR decisions in its annual Special 301 Report. 
April 27, 2007 IIPA commented on the Hong Kong Consultation Paper, “Copyright Protection in the Digital Environment”
March 13, 2007 IIPA submitted its views on technological protection measures in the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2006 to the Hong Kong Legislative Council.
March 8, 2007 IIPA filed comments on the pending Copyright Amendment Bill to New Zealand's House of Representatives.
March 5, 2007 IIPA filed comments with USTR on the four countries (Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia) receiving trade benefits under the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA).
February 12, 2007 IIPA's chart of recommendations for the 2007 "Special 301" review cycle is available by clicking here.  To view IIPA's recommendations and trade loss estimates and piracy levels for 2005-2006 by region, click on the desired region: Asia Pacific, Europe / Confederation of Independent States (C.I.S.), The Americas and the Caribbean, Middle East / Africa. Click here to see the estimated Optical Disc production capacity in 80 countries/territories. 
January 30, 2007 IIPA released its 11th economic report which details the continuing significant contributions of the U.S. copyright industries to the U.S. gross domestic product, national employment and foreign sales/exports. To view the full report, click hereFor a summary, click here
January 8, 2007 IIPA supportted USTR's decision to elevate Chile to the Special 301 Priority Watch List.
January 8, 2007

IIPA updated its earlier comments and recommends that USTR elevate Canada to the Special 301 "Priority Watch List" in the ongoing 301 out-of-cycle review.

December 28, 2006 On the 10th anniversary of the conclusion of the Diplomatic Conference on two WIPO Internet Treaties (WCT & WPPT), IIPA commends WIPO and the Member States on this achievement and will continue to work with WIPO and the nations which have ratified/acceded to these Treaties (and those that plan to join) on their proper implementation into national law.
December 4, 2006 IIPA praised U.S. outcomes on IPR at APEC Summit. 
November 21, 2006

IIPA issued statement on the signing of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Agreement on Russia's WTO accession and the IPR Side Letter. 

November 10, 2006 IIPA issued statement on USTR's announcement regarding Russia's agreement on accession to the WTO.
November 8, 2006

IIPA praised USTR decision to lower Indonesia to the Special 301 Watch List.

November 2, 2006 IIPA submitted comments to the TPSC on the 2007 National Trade Estimate Report.
October 28, 2006 IIPA submitted comments to Australia's Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the Copyright Amendment Bill 2006.
October 20, 2006 IIPA submitted comments to the TPSC on copyright issues in several African nations and the AGOA trade program.
October 13, 2006 IIPA submitted comments to the USITC on the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.
October 5, 2006 IIPA commented on Australia's Exposure Draft of the Copyright Amendment Regulations 2006.
October 2, 2006 IIPA files commented on the Special 301 out-of-cycle review of Saudi Arabia.
September 29, 2006

IIPA files commented on the Special 301 out-of-cycle review of Canada.

September 21, 2006

IIPA submitted written comments on China's compliance with its WTO commitments.

September 21, 2006 IIPA commented on Australia's Exposure Draft of the Copyright Amendment (Technological Protection Measures) Bill 2006.
September 18, 2006

IIPA released final 2005 data on copyright piracy in USTR's 2006 Special 301 countries; these charts incorporate final 2005 country data on business software piracy received from the Business Software Alliance (BSA), and additional data in six countries from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) click here.  IIPA's regional charts of final 2005 data on copyright piracy in USTR's 2006 Special 301 countries, as well as countries appearing in IIPA's 2006 recommendations, are available by region:  Asia Pacific, Europe / Confederation of Independent States (C.I.S.), The Americas and the Caribbean, or Middle East / Africa.

September 15, 2006

IIPA filed comments on the Special 301 out-of-cycle review of Indonesia and Chile.

September 1, 2006 IIPA supported renewal of the GSP trade program and urges the withdrawal or suspension of GSP benefits to Russia.
July 14, 2006 IIPA filed comments on the Special Provincial Review of IPR in China.
June 8, 2006 IIPA provided the USITC with comments on copyright law and enforcement in the four Andean countries (Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia).
June 2, 2006 IIPA reiterated request that the U.S. government suspend Russia's eligibility to receive GSP benefits.
June, 2006 Progress Report of the Department of Justice's Task Force on Intellectual Property (June 2006)
May 9, 2006 IIPA submitted comments to the Australian Attorney General regarding the report of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs entitled “Review of technological protection measures exception” (“LACA Report”).
April 28, 2006 

IIPA's chart of USTR’s April 2006 "Special 301" decisions, is available by clicking here.  To view USTR's decisions by region, click on the desired region: Asia Pacific, Europe / Confederation of Independent States (C.I.S.), The Americas and the Caribbean, or Middle East / Africa.

April 28, 2006 IIPA called for positive action in Special 301 priority countries and for the termination of Russia’s GSP benefits.
April 18, 2006 IIPA requested to testify at a TPSC hearing on the proposed Free Trade Agreement with Malaysia.
April 11, 2006 IIPA issued statement on the outcome of the China/U.S. Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade meeting.
March 28, 2006 IIPA shared its views on the Peru Trade Promotion Agreement with the USITC.
March 3, 2006 IIPA requests to testify at a TPSC hearing on the proposed Free Trade Agreement with the Republic of Korea.
February 13, 2006

IIPA's chart of recommendations for the 2006 "Special 301" review cycle is available by clicking here.  To view IIPA's recommendations and trade loss estimates and piracy levels for 2004-2005 by region, click on the desired region: Asia Pacific, Europe / Confederation of Independent States (C.I.S.), The Americas and the Caribbean, or Middle East / Africa.

February 13, 2006 IIPA submitted its recommendations on 68 countries to USTR in the 2006 Special 301 review of copyright piracy and market access problems.  Click here to access the Table of Contents of IIPA's report. To see a summary of IIPA's 2006 Initiatives, please click here.  
December 14, 2005 IIPA submitted post-hearing responses to questions raised at the November 30, 2005 GSP country practice hearing on Kazakhstan.
December 14, 2005 IIPA submitted post-hearing responses to questions raised at the November 30, 2005 GSP country practice hearing on Lebanon.
December 14, 2005 IIPA submitted post-hearing responses to questions raised at the November 30, 2005 GSP country practice hearing on Pakistan.
December 14, 2005 IIPA submitted post-hearing responses to questions raised at the November 30, 2005 GSP country practice hearing on Russia.
December 14, 2005 IIPA submitted post-hearing responses to questions raised at the November 30, 2005 GSP country practice hearing on Uzbekistan.
December 7, 2005 IIPA testified at U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee Oversight Hearing on "International IPR Report Card - Assessing U.S. Government and Industry Efforts to Enhance Chinese and Russian Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights."
December 2, 2005 IIPA filed recommendations on USTR's Special 301 out-of-cycle reviews of copyright practices in Russia, Indonesia, the Philippines  and Canada.
November 9, 2005 IIPA filed Pre-Hearing Briefs on ongoing GSP IPR reviews for Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Russia, Pakistan and Uzbekistan. IIPA also filed a brief for Ukraine earlier.
November 7, 2005 IIPA applauded new economic study issued by NBC Universal and written by economist Stephen Siwek which details the importance of the intellectual property industries, especially the patent and copyright sectors, to the vitality of the U.S. economy. To view the report, click here.
November 1, 2005 IIPA provided comments to the Trade Policy Staff Committee on the IPR provisions in the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act and the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act.
November 1, 2005 IIPA filed comments on the 2006 National Trade Estimate Report.
November 1, 2005 IIPA shared its views with the Trade Policy Staff Committee on the IPR provisions in the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act and the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act: Report to Congress.
October 26, 2005 IIPA applauded USTR's submitting a TRIPS Article 63.3 request to the People's Republic of China on copyright enforcement.
October 14, 2005 IIPA filed recommendations on Ukraine's Special 301 out-of-cycle review and its ongoing GSP IPR review.
October 14, 2005 IIPA filed recommendations in the Special 301 out-of-cycle-review of Saudi Arabia.
October 13, 2005 IIPA filed comments with the TPSC on the copyright and enforcement provisions in the AGOA trade legislation and on the SACU FTA IPR negotiations.
September 13, 2005

The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) rejoined the IIPA.

September 9, 2005 IIPA filed written comments on China's compliance with its WTO commitments.
September 6, 2005 IIPA presented views on the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) and DR-CAFTA to the U.S. International Trade Commission.
September 1, 2005 IIPA requested to testify at the mid-September hearing held by the Trade Policy Staff Committee on China's compliance with its WTO commitments.
August  2, 2005 IIPA applauded the signing of the Central American-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR).
June 8, 2005 IIPA submitted its views to the USITC on the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) and identified copyright problems in the four ATPA countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru).
June 6, 2005 IIPA released final 2004 data on copyright piracy in USTR's 2005 Special 301 countries; these charts incorporate final 2004 country data on business software piracy received from the Business Software Alliance (BSA).  IIPA's chart of final 2004 data on copyright piracy in USTR's 2005 Special 301 countries, is available by clicking here.  To view USTR's decisions by region, click on the desired region: Asia Pacific, Europe / Confederation of Independent States (C.I.S.), The Americas and the Caribbean, Middle East / Africa
May 25, 2005 IIPA testified on global copyright piracy, including Russia and China, at the hearing on "Piracy of Intellectual Property" held by the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
May 17, 2005

IIPA testified on copyright piracy in Russia before the House of Representative's Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property.

May 16-17, 2005 IIPA testified on copyright piracy in China before two Congressional bodies, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) and the
House of Representative's Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property.
April 2005 IIPA's Initial Survey on the Contribution of the Copyright Industries to Economic Development (April 2005)
April 29, 2005 IIPA expressed concerns about USTR’s 2005 Special 301 decisions on China and Russia. To read IIPA's press release on the 2005 decisions, click here.  To access IIPA's chart of USTR's 2005 decisions, including IIPA country statistics, click here. 
April 26, 2005  IIPA celebrated World Intellectual Property Day 2005 and supports the Sense of the Congress Resolution on China and Russia piracy. 
April 4, 2005  IIPA commented on the extension of the Administration's GSP review of Brazil's copyright practices and urges swift action by the Brazilian government to reduce piracy, improve enforcement and implement its national anti-piracy plan.  
April 2005 IIPA issued an initial survey paper on the contribution of the copyright industries to economic development. 
February 11, 2005  IIPA submitted its recommendations on 67 countries to USTR in the 2005 Special 301 review of copyright piracy and market access problems.   
February 10, 2005  IIPA press release on its recommendations to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick in the annual "Special 301" review of copyright piracy and market access problems around the world.
February 9, 2005  IIPA submitted "Special 301" Out-of-Cycle Review Recommendations  on China to USTR urging the U.S. government to Commence Consultations in the World Trade Organization.
January 19, 2005  IIPA commented favorably on USTR's Out-of-Cycle review decisions upgrading Taiwan to the Watch List and maintaining Poland on the Watch List.
January 5,2005  IIPA filed Notice of Intent to testify and Written Testimony on the proposed U.S.-Oman FTA. 
January 5, 2005  IIPA filed Notice of Intent to testify and Written Testimony on the proposed U.S.-United Arab Emirates FTA. 
December 21, 2004 IIPA submitted comments to the Trade Policy Staff Committee for its preparation of the 2005 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers.
December 6, 2004  IIPA expects swift actions by the Brazilian government to improve copyright enforcement and reduce rampant piracy during the extended GSP IPR review. 
December 3, 2004  IIPA recommended that Azerbaijan be denied designation as a GSP beneficiary developing country.
November 17, 2004 The U.S. copyright industries' applaud the January 1, 2005 entry into force of the U.S.-Australian Free Trade Agreement.
November 4, 2004 IIPA submitted recommendations to USTR regarding the Special 301 out-of-cycle reviews on three countries: Taiwan, Malaysia and Poland.
October 2004 IIPA Milestones (1984-2004)
October 12, 2004 IIPA submitted comments to the U.S. government on China's compliance with its WTO obligations regarding copyright protection and enforcement under the TRIPS Agreement and on market access barriers.
October 12, 2004 IIPA Statement on the “Report of the Department of Justice’s Task Force on Intellectual Property.”
October 7, 2004  IIPA released its tenth economic report which details the continuing significant contributions of the U.S. copyright industries to the U.S. gross domestic product, national employment and foreign sales/exports. To view the full report, click here.
October 7, 2004  IIPA acknowledged the positive impact on global copyright reform and enforcement under 10 years of the WTO TRIPS Agreement and also highlights the achievements of 20 years of actions taken by the IIPA.
September 17, 2004 IIPA filed comments with the U.S. interagency on the copyright and enforcement provisions in the AGOA trade legislation and on the SACU FTA IPR negotiations.
August 6, 2004 IIPA provided updates on copyright law and enforcement issues for the Israel Special 301 out-of-cycle-review.
August 5, 2004 IIPA commented on the signing of the U.S.-DR-CAFTA, and cautions that the Dominican Republic government must take swift and immediate actions to correct longstanding problems of widespread broadcast piracy and delays in criminal copyright cases.
August 3, 2004 IIPA files commented with the U.S. International Trade Commission on the copyright and enforcement aspects of the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement.
July 2, 2004 IIPA reacts to USTR's decisions in seven IPR cases in the 2003 GSP Review Cycle (Brazil, Pakistan, Russia, Dominican Republic, Lebanon, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan).
June 15, 2004 IIPA supported the signing of the U.S.-Morocco FTA.
June 1, 2004 IIPA filed comments with the U.S. International Trade Commission on the copyright law and enforcement efforts of the four countries participating in the Andean Trade Preferences Program (ATPA).
May 28, 2004 IIPA supported the signing of the U.S.-Central American FTA. 
May 27, 2004 IIPA applauded the conclusion of the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement.
May 25, 2004 IIPA made recommendations to the GSP Subcommittee regarding the Petition to commence a GSP IPR investigation regarding Pakistan.
May 25, 2004 IIPA made recommendations to the GSP Subcommittee regarding the ongoing Lebanon GSP IPR investigation.
May 20, 2004 IIPA made recommendations to the GSP Subcommittee regarding the ongoing Uzbekistan GSP IPR investigation.
May 20, 2004 IIPA made recommendations to the GSP Subcommittee regarding the ongoing Brazil GSP IPR investigation.
May 20, 2004 IIPA made recommendations to the GSP Subcommittee regarding the ongoing Russia GSP IPR investigation.
May 20, 2004 IIPA made recommendations to the GSP Subcommittee regarding the ongoing Dominican Republic GSP IPR investigation.
May 20, 2004 IIPA made recommendations to the GSP Subcommittee regarding the ongoing Kazakhstan GSP IPR investigation.
May 4, 2004 IIPA submitted its post-hearing brief on the CAFTA and the DR FTA IPR chapters with the U.S. International Trade Commission.
May 3, 2004 IIPA supported USTR’s 2004 Special 301 decisions.
April 21 2004 China commits to significantly reduce copyright piracy levels.
April 19, 2004 IIPA filed comments with the U.S. ITC on the IPR chapters in the FTAs with Central America and the Dominican Republic.
April 5, 2004 IIPA filed comments on the copyright and enforcement obligations which should be included in the FTA IPR chapter with Panama.
April 1, 2004 IIPA supported Copyright Awareness Month (April 2004), a national campaign sponsored by the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. which is designed to create greater awareness about copyright, especially among our nation's youth, and to enhance understanding about the protection and use of creative materials protected under copyright. Visit the CSUSA website at http://www.csusa.org/html/events/CAW2004.html.
March 30, 2004 IIPA expressed concern over copyright piracy in Thailand on the occasion of the launch of the U.S.-Thailand Free Trade Agreement negotiations. 
March 19, 2004 IIPA requested to testify at the March 30 interagency hearing  on the proposed U.S.-Thailand FTA. 
March 16, 2004 The U.S. Copyright Industries acknowledged the conclusion of the FTA negotiations with the Dominican Republic, and hope for immediate, improved copyright enforcement in-country.
March 10, 2004 IIPA requested to testify on Andean copyright developments and the desired FTA IPR obligations at the March 17 interagency hearing on the proposed U.S.-Andean FTA.
March 2, 2004 IIPA applauded the conclusion of the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement.
February 18, 2004 IIPA filed a supplemental update on current copyright developments in Uzbekistan to the GSP Subcommittee.
February 18, 2004 IIPA filed a supplemental update on current copyright developments in Russia to the GSP Subcommittee.
February 18, 2004 IIPA filed a supplemental update on current copyright developments in Kazakhstan to the GSP Subcommittee.
February 17, 2004 IIPA filed a supplemental update on current copyright developments in Brazil to the GSP Subcommittee
February 17, 2004 IIPA filed a supplemental update on current copyright developments in Dominican Republic to the GSP Subcommittee.
February 13, 2004

IIPA filed its recommendations to the U.S. Trade Representative in the 2004 Special 301 review on 56 countries' copyright and enforcement practices.

 

To access IIPA's full 301 report, please click here.

February 9, 2004 IIPA applauded the conclusion of the U.S.-Australia FTA.
February 6, 2004 IIPA President Eric H. Smith testified before the China Economic and Security Review Commission on China's failure to comply with its WTO commitments on copyright protection and enforcement and market access.
December 17, 2003 

The U.S. copyright industries applauded the conclusion of the U.S.-Central American Free Trade Agreement.

December 9, 2003 

IIPA filed comments with the Trade Policy Staff Committee for its preparation of the 2004 National Trade Estimate of Foreign Trade Barriers.

November 25, 2003

IIPA responded to request for comments on the Agenda for the National Intellectual Property law Enforcement Coordination Council (NIPLECC), 68 Fed. Reg. 61398 (October 28, 2003).

October 27, 2003

IIPA recommended to the U.S. Trade Representative that South Korea be placed on the Priority Watch List in the Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review.

September 30, 2003

IIPA filed comments with USTR on the copyright piracy and enforcement among nations participating in the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA).

September 26, 2003

IIPA filed pre-hearing briefs in ongoing GSP IPR investigations against Russia, Brazil, Lebanon, Dominican Republic, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.

September 10, 2003

IIPA submitted comments to USTR that China does not meet its WTO TRIPS enforcement obligations.

September 10, 2003

IIPA responded to request for comments and Notice of Public Hearing Concerning China's Compliance with WTO Commitments, 68 Fed. Reg. 43247-8 (July 21, 2003).  To read the "Notice of Testimony" and testimony of Eric Smith, please click here.

August 29, 2003

IIPA submitted recommendations to the Americas Business Forum to improve copyright enforcement measures and substantive standards in the FTAA IPR Chapter.  

June 30, 2003

IIPA filed comments with the International Trade Commission on the economic impact of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA).

May 21, 2003

IIPA submitted comments to the International Trade Commission on the economic impact of the Andean Trade Preferences Act.

May 8, 2003

IIPA filed comments with the International Trade Commission in support of Congressional adoption of  the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement.

May 8, 2003

U.S. Department of State responded to IIPA's comments on the upcoming World Summit on the Information Society submitted May 1, 2003 to Undersecretary Alan P. Larson (Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs) and Undersecretary Marc I. Grossman (Political Affairs).

May 3, 2003

IIPA supported USTR’s 2003 Special 301 decisions.

May 1, 2003

IIPA submitted comments to the U.S. Department of State on the upcoming World Summit on the Information Society.

May 1, 2003

IIPA supported USTR’s announcement to continue its focus on copyright piracy worldwide, enforce the  WTO TRIPS Agreement, improve standards of protection through Free Trade Agreements, and support foreign governments’ efforts to use legal software.

April 24, 2003

IIPA President Eric Smith testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission in support of Congressional adoption of  the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.

April 16, 2003

IIPA sent letter to USTR Robert Zoellick supporting his free trade agenda, the FTA process,  and the fight against piracy.

March 26, 2003

IIPA submitted comments to USTR on the status of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as beneficiary countries under the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act.

March 9-15, 2003

Copyright Awareness Week 2003

IIPA supported the second annual Copyright Awareness Week, a national campaign sponsored by the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. designed to increase the understanding of the importance of copyright law and its use in protecting creative works. Visit the CSUSA website at http://www.csusa.org/html/events/CAW2003.html

February 27, 2003 

IIPA filed comments with USTR on the IPR Chapter in the Second Draft Consolidated Text of the FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas).

February 14, 2003

IIPA filed comments with the International Trade Commission on the impact of the WTO TRIPS Agreement and the NAFTA IPR Chapter on the U.S. economy.

February 13, 2003

IIPA filed its recommendations to the U.S. Trade Representative in the 2003 Special 301 review on 63 countries' copyright and enforcement practices.

 

To access the full report, click here.

January 21, 2003

The U.S. copyright industries laud the conclusion of the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.

January 21, 2003

IIPA filed comments with USTR regarding intellectual property rights issues that should be addressed in the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement negotiations.

December 12, 2002

IIPA filed comments with USTR to aid in its preparation of the 2003 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers.

November 5, 2002

The IIPA Presidents wrote to USTR Robert Zoellick about their concerns regarding the reported inadequacy of Chile's recent FTA proposals affecting copyright and enforcement as well as services and e-commerce.

September 10, 2002

IIPA filed comments with USTR regarding its Notice of Public Hearing concerning China's compliance with WTO commitments, 67 Fed. Reg. 45580-1 (July 9, 2002).

August 7, 2002

Statement of IIPA President Eric H. Smith - IIPA applauded Congress's recent passage of Trade Promotion Authority.

May 16, 2002

U.S. copyright industries celebrated the entry into force of the two WIPO "Internet" treaties -- the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT) -- and applaud the key authors and supporters of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

May 15, 2002 IIPA submitted public comments to the U.S. Trade Representative on 'Accessions to the World Trade Organization and on U.S. Participation in Negotiations for the Terms of these Accessions,' specifically regarding Lebanon, Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Macedonia, Cambodia and Laos.  To view a full PDF version of the submission, click here.
April 30, 2002 IIPA Applauds USTR's Decisions to Prioritize Copyright Law and Enforcement Reforms and to Emphasize Enforcement Against Optical Media and Internet Piracy in 51 Countries through Special 301.  USTR's investigation of Ukraine as "Priority Foreign Country" Continues; 15 Countries Named to the "Priority Watch List" and 33 to the "Watch List."
April 22, 2002

IIPA Economic Study Reveals Copyright Industries Remain a Driving Force in the U.S. Economy.  U.S. Copyright Industries Continue to lead the Economy in Job Growth, Contribution to the GDP and Foreign Sales/Exports.

April 22-28, 2002 COPYRIGHT AWARENESS WEEK:  The IIPA supported the first annual Copyright Awareness Week, a national campaign sponsored by the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. which is designed to increase the understanding, particularly in young people, of the importance of copyright law and the its use in protecting creative works. Visit the website of Copyright Awareness Week 2002 at www.law.duke.edu/copyright/html/events/CAW2002.html.
March 26, 2002 In a letter to congressional leaders, the IIPA voiced its strong support for the prompt enactment of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).  If America’s copyright industries are to remain successful in global markets, the President, in consultation with Congress and the private sector, must have effective and credible authority to negotiate bilateral, regional and multilateral trade agreements that will reduce barriers to American creative works, and enhance intellectual property protection and enforcement available for American creators.
February 21, 2002 IIPA applauded the deposit of the 30th country for the WIPO Performers and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT).  As a result, the WPPT will enter into force on May 20, 2002.
February 14, 2002 IIPA 2002 Special 301 Report on Global Copyright Protection and Enforcement:  IIPA Asks USTR to Keep Ukraine as a Special 301 "Priority Foreign Country" Until it Passes and Enforces an Acceptable Optical Media Law.
February 12, 2002 Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime & Drugs, released a February 2002 report entitled "Theft of American Intellectual Property: Fighting Crime Abroad and at Home," which outlines some of the problems that have developed during the course of the U.S.' continuing battle against piracy of intellectual property both home and abroad.
December 20, 2001 IIPA praised the U.S. government's action to impose trade sanctions on Ukraine for its failure to combat optical media piracy and meet its bilateral obligations under the June 2000 Joint Action Plan.  Ukraine is under a Special 301 investigation and a GSP IPR review.
December 6, 2001

In a major advance for the future of global electronic commerce, the 30th country necessary to bring the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) into force deposited its instrument of accession at WIPO in Geneva.  The WCT will enter info force on March 6, 2002.

October 31, 2001 IIPA reacted to USTR's Special 301 "Out-of-Cycle" Review Decisions on Malaysia, Costa Rica, and Lithuania, plus Poland.
September 13, 2001 In a letter to Congressional leaders, the IIPA voiced its strong support for the prompt enactment of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).  If America's copyright industries are to remain successful in global markets, the President, in consultation with Congress and the private sector, must have effective and credible authority to negotiate bilateral, regional and multilateral trade agreements that will reduce barriers to American creative works, and enhance intellectual property protection and enforcement available for American creators.
August 7, 2001

IIPA praised U.S. Government action suspending GSP Benefits to Ukraine and imposing possible trade sanctions due to Ukraine's failure to Combat piracy.

April 30, 2001

IIPA lauded USTR's decisions to prioritize copyright law and enforcement reforms, and to emphasize optical media and internet piracy, in over 50 countries through the Special 301 trade law process; Special 301 Investigation of Ukraine as "Priority Foreign Country" is underway; 48 countries named to the "Priority Watch List" and "Watch List."

March 13, 2001 IIPA announced strong support for USTR Zoellick’s and the Bush Administration’s naming of Ukraine as a Special 301 "Priority Foreign Country."
February 16, 2001 IIPA 2001 Special 301 submission filed with USTR; IIPA Asks USTR to designate Ukraine as a Special 301 "Priority Foreign Country."
January 10, 2001

Copyright Enforcement and Protection Practices of Brazil and Russia to be examined by the U.S. Government in GSP Review.

October 14, 2000

 IIPA applauded the Free Trade Agreement between Jordan and the United States.

August 21, 2000 IIPA filed petitions with the U.S. Government to review the inadequate copyright practices of Brazil, Russia, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Uruguay with respect to their compliance with the "adequate and effective" standards of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade program.
June 6, 2000

IIPA praised U.S. and Ukraine Governments for efforts to combat piracy five optical media plants closed.a

May 12, 2000 IIPA testified at GSP IPR hearings to urge six countries to comply with "adequate and effective" standards of copyright protection and enforcement, as required under U.S. trade program. a
May 1, 2000 IIPA lauded USTR's continuing pressure on countries to improve copyright protection and enforcement through the Special 301 and TRIPS processes. a
February 18, 2000 IIPA asked USTR to designate Israel and Ukraine as Special 301 "Priority Foreign Countries" in April 2000.
February 15, 2000

IIPA applauded USTR’s decision to accept Six IIPA copyright petitions in the 1999 Annual GSP Review.


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