USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,7/10en-usKuwait Elevated to Special 301 “Priority Watch List”Washington, D.C. - The United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced today that Kuwait is being moved from the Special 301 Report Watch List to the Priority Watch List.  The Special 301 Report identifies trading partners that do not adequately and effectively protect intellectual property rights. http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/November/Kuwait-Elevated-to-Special-301-Priority-Watch-List2014-11-10T05:00:00USTR Begins Special 301 Report Out-of-Cycle Review of India Washington, DC – In the 2014 Special 301 Report published in April, USTR called for renewed and intensive engagement on intellectual property (IP) issues with the Government of India, announcing that the United States would “redouble our efforts to seek constructive engagement that will both improve IP protection and enforcement in India and support India’s efforts to achieve a ‘decade of innovation’ and advance its legitimate public policy goals, including access to affordable medicines.”  USTR also announced that we would initiate an Out-of-Cycle Review (OCRhttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/October/USTR-Begins-Special-301-Report-Out-of-Cycle-Review-of-India 2014-10-14T04:00:00Combating Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Incorporated in Trade Agenda New York, NY – U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Rep. Gregory Meeks (NY-5) today toured facilities at John F. Kennedy International Airport that serve to keep trade safe and help combat illegal trafficking in wildlife.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/June/USTR-Froman-Congressman-Meeks-Highlight-JFK-Airport-Hub-for-International-Trade2014-06-16T04:00:00USTR Releases Annual Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property RightsWashington, D.C. – The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released its annual “Special 301” Report on the adequacy and effectiveness of U.S. trading partners’ protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR).  Significant elements of the 2014 Special 301 Report include the following:http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/April/USTR-Releases-Annual-Special-301-Report-on-Intellectual-Property-Rights2014-04-30T04:00:00USTR Removes Italy from the Special 301 Watch ListWashington, DC. – The Office of the United States Trade Representative announced today that it removes Italy from the Special 301 Watch List. http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/April/USTR-Removes-Italy-From-The-Special-301-Watch-List2014-04-30T04:00:00U.S. Removes the Philippines from the Special 301 Watch ListWashington, D.C. – The Office of the United States Trade Representative announces today that it has removed the Philippines from the Special 301 Watch List.  http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/April/US-Removes-the-Philippines-from-the-Special-301-Watch-List2014-04-28T04:00:00USTR announces results of Out-of-Cycle-Review of El SalvadorWashington, DC.  – The Office of the United States Trade Representative today announced the results of its Out-of-Cycle Review (OCR) of El Salvador. http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/March/USTR-announces-Out-of-Cycle-Review-results-for-El-Salvador2014-03-17T04:00:00Israel Removed from Special 301 ReportWashington, DC –United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced today that Israel is being removed from the Special 301 Report Watch List.  Israel will no longer be listed in the Special 301 Report, which identifies trading partners that do not adequately and effectively protect intellectual property rights. http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/February/Israel-removed-from-Special-301-Report2014-02-28T05:00:00Notorious Markets List Focuses Fight Against Global Piracy and Counterfeiting of American ProductsWashington, D.C. –United States Trade Representative Michael Froman today announced the findings of the Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets for 2013, which identifies markets around the world that harm American businesses and undermine our workers, through the infringement of intellectual property rights (IPRs).http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/February/Notorious-markets-list-focuses-fight-against-global-piracy-and-counterfeiting2014-02-12T05:00:00Acting U.S. Trade Representative Sapiro Announces Section 301 Investigation of Ukraine05/30/2013Washington, D.C. – Acting U.S. Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro announced today that the United States has initiated an investigation under section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 of the acts, policies, and practices of the Government of Ukraine that resulted in the identification of Ukraine as a Priority Foreign Country (PFC) in this month’s Special 301 Report.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/may/amb-sapiro-ukraine-investigation2013-05-30T04:00:00