USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,7/10en-usCombating 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-investigation2013-05-30T04:00:00USTR 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-tpa2013-03-01T05:00:00