Priority Foreign Country

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Special 301 Report 2013
  Priority Foreign Country
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A Priority Foreign Country is the worst classification given to "foreign countries that deny "adequate and effective" protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) or "fair and equitable market access" to U.S. persons relying upon IPR protection" under the Trade Act

On 13 March 2001, the United States Trade Representative designated Ukraine as a Priority Foreign Country [1] citing the massive amounts of pirated CDs sold in Europe that originate from the Ukraine.

In 2011 and 2012 no countries were classified as a Priority Foreign Country however Paraguay was made subject to Section 306 Monitoring. In 2013, Ukraine was reinstated to Priority Foreign Country.

In 2014, the USA was in the talks with the WTO to enlist India as a "Priority Foreign Country" especially for the pharmaceutical sector. US

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