Trade and Manufacturing Monitor

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Tag: Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

USTR Releases Annual Special 301 Intellectual Property Report

On April 25, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued its 2019 “Special 301 Report” on inadequate protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights by the United States’ trading…

WTO Declines to Find Australia’s Tobacco Product Packaging Restrictions Inconsistent with Trade Rules

Last week, a WTO dispute settlement panel ruled that Australia’s plain packaging rules for tobacco products do not violate WTO rules. In April 2012, Honduras requested consultations with Australia at the WTO over…