USTR Announces Special 301 Review – Comments Due January 28

Special 301 Report

The United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) conducts an annual evaluation known as the Special 301 review. In the review, USTR identifies countries that deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property (“IP”) rights or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on IP protection. As a result of this review, trading partners that present the most significant concerns regarding IP rights are placed in one of three categories: 1) the Watch List, 2) the Priority Watch List, and 3) Priority Foreign Countries.


By |2021-10-12T15:08:59-04:00January 7, 2021|Best Practices, China Trade War, Customs Expert, International Law, International Trade, Special 301|Comments Off on USTR Announces Special 301 Review – Comments Due January 28

Peruvian Timber on the Hot Seat

In a press release, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) directed United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to block future timber imports from a Peruvian exporter, Inversiones Oroza SRL for three years or until it is determined that the company has complied with all applicable Peruvian laws, regulations, and other measures, whichever is shorter. This is the first enforcement action taken by the Interagency Committee on Trade in Timber Products from Peru (Timber Committee) under […]

By |2021-11-09T13:39:11-05:00October 27, 2017|Best Practices, Seizures, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)|Comments Off on Peruvian Timber on the Hot Seat
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