Special 301 Report

Prelims level : Mains level : GS 3: IR
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Why in News?

  • India continues to remain on the United States (US) ‘Priority Watch List’ for alleged violations of intellectual property rights (IPR) and for posing new challenges that have negatively affected American right holders over the past


  • The Office of the United States Trade Representative released its annual Special 301 Report, in which it placed 36 countries on the Priority Watch
  • These countries will be the subject of increased bilateral engagement with the USTR to address Intellectual Property (IP) concerns. USA places trading partners that currently present the most significant concerns regarding IP rights on the Priority Watch List or Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).
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