[Ip-health] Mark your calendar: US Special 301 Comments Due on Feb 6, 2015

Manon Ress manon.ress at keionline.org
Wed Jan 14 08:26:58 PST 2015


https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/12/29/2014-30312/2015-special-301-review-identification-of-countries-under-section-182-of-the-trade-act-of-1974

2015 Special 301 Review: Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of
the Trade Act of 1974: Request for Public Comment and Announcement of
Public Hearing
A Notice by the Trade Representative, Office of United States on 12/29/2014


Publication Date:
Monday, December 29, 2014
Agency:
Office of the United States Trade Representative
Entry Type:
Notice
Action:
Request for written submissions from the public and announcement of public
hearing.
Document Citation:
79 FR 78133
Page:
78133 -78135 (3 pages)
Document Number:
2014-30312
Shorter URL:
https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-30312
Regulations.gov Docket Info
Docket Number
USTR-2014-0025
Docket Name
2015 SPECIAL 301 REVIEW: IDENTIFICATION OF COUNTRIES UNDER SECTION 182 OF
THE TRADE ACT OF 1974: REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF
PUBLIC HEARING
ACTION

Request For Written Submissions From The Public And Announcement Of Public
Hearing.
SUMMARY

[...]
USTR is hereby requesting written submissions from the public concerning
foreign countries that deny adequate and effective protection of
intellectual property rights or deny fair and equitable market access to
U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection. USTR requests
that interested parties provide the information described below in the
"Public Comments" section, and identify whether a particular trading
partner should be named as a Priority Foreign Country under Section 182 of
the Trade Act or placed on the Priority Watch List or Watch List. Foreign
governments that have been identified in previous Special 301 Reports or
that are nominated for review in 2015 are considered interested parties,
and are invited to respond to this request for public submissions.
Interested parties, including foreign governments, wishing to submit
information to be considered during the review or testify at the public
hearing must adhere to the procedures and deadlines set forth below.

Dates/Deadlines: The schedule and deadlines for the 2015 Special 301 review
are as follows:

Friday, February 6, 2015--Deadline for interested parties, except foreign
governments, to submit written comments, notice of intent to testify at the
Special 301 Public Hearing, and hearing statements.

Friday, February 13, 2015--Deadline for foreign governments to submit
written comments, notice of intent to testify at the Special 301 Public
Hearing, and, although not mandatory, any prepared hearing statements.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015--Public Hearing--The Special 301 Subcommittee will
hold a Public Hearing for interested parties, including representatives of
foreign governments, at the offices of the International Trade Commission,
500 E Street SW., Washington, DC. No later than Friday,February 20, 2015,
USTR will confirm the date and location of the hearing and provide the
schedule at www.ustr.gov.
Friday, February 27, 2015--Deadline for submitting post-hearing written
comments. Interested parties may provide written comments after the
hearing. To ensure consideration, comments must be received no later than
Friday, February 27, 2015. Please submit additional written comments
electronically via www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR-2014-0025.

On or about April 30, 2015--USTR will publish the 2015 Special 301 Report
within 30 days of the publication of the National Trade Estimate (NTE)
Report.

Procedures/Addresses: All written comments, notices of intent to testify at
the public hearing, hearing statements and post-hearing written responses
must be in English and submitted electronically via www.regulations.gov,
docket number USTR-2014-0025. Please specify "2015 Special 301 Review" in
the "Type Comment" field.


-- 
Manon Ress, Ph.D.
Knowledge Ecology International, KEI
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-- 
Manon Ress, Ph.D.
Knowledge Ecology International, KEI
manon.ress at keionline.org, tel.: +1 202 332 2670
www.keionline.org
KEI needs your support. Donations to KEI are tax deductible, under
501(c)(3) of the US IRS code. To donate to KEI, you can use paypal or a
credit card:  http://keionline.org/donate.html



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