USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,7/10en-usUSTR 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-investigation2013-05-30T04:00:00USTR Releases Annual Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights05/01/2013Washington, D.C. – Acting U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis announced today that the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released its annual “Special 301” Report on the adequacy and effectiveness of U.S. trading partners’ protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) and market access for persons that rely on IPR protection. Significant actions in this year’s report include the following: http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/may/ustr-releases-annual-special-301-report2013-05-01T04:00:00President’s 2013 Trade Policy Agenda Calls for Continued Progress and Bold Steps to Support Greater Economic Growth and Jobs 03/01/2013Agenda outlines comprehensive plans for 2013 to open markets for U.S. exports, enforce U.S. trade rights, and sustain American leadership in international tradehttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/march/presidents-2013-tpa2013-03-01T05:00:00United States and Russian Federation Agree on Action Plan to Improve Intellectual Property Rights Protection12/21/2012Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk today announced agreement between the United States and the Russian Federation (Russia) on an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Action Plan to improve IPR protection and enforcement. The IPR Action Plan addresses priority areas including combating IPR infringement over the Internet and strengthening IPR enforcement.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/december/us-russia-agree-action-plan-ipr2012-12-21T05:00:00USTR Announces Results of Special 301 Review of Notorious Markets12/13/2012Identifies Marketplaces that Facilitate Global Piracy and Counterfeitinghttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/december/ustr-announces-results-special-3012012-12-13T05:00:00United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk Announces Removal of Israel from Intellectual Property Rights Priority Watch List09/24/2012Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced today that Israel is being removed from the Special 301 Priority Watch List. Special 301 is a provision of U.S. trade law under which the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) identifies countries that deny adequate and effective protection for intellectual property rights (IPR) with the objective of improving protection of IPR.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/september/USTR-announces-removal-israel-ipr-priority-watch-list2012-09-24T04:00:00Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Talks Advance in Texas05/16/2012http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/may/trans-pacific-partnership-tpp-talks-advance-texas2012-05-16T04:00:00