USTR Releases 2017 Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property RightsUSTR Releases 2017 Special 301 Report
The 2017 Special 301 Report underscores the Administration’s key trade priority of ensuring that U.S. owners of IP have full and fair opportunity to use and profit from their IP around the globe. The theft of IP has resulted in distorted markets and unfair trade practices that harm American workers, innovators, service providers, and small and large businesses.
The Administration is committed to using all possible sources of leverage to encourage other countries to open their markets to U.S. exports of goods and services and provide adequate and effective protection and enforcement of U.S. IP rights. The Report reflects the Administration’s resolve to aggressively defend Americans from harmful IP-related trade barriers.
According to U.S. Government estimates, in total, IP-intensive industries, directly and indirectly, support 45.5 million American jobs, about 30 percent of all employment in the United States. By identifying the IP-related trade barriers, the Report helps focus efforts towards protecting and creating U.S. jobs and promoting free and fair trade that benefits all Americans.
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View the 2017 Special 301 Report