The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is a federal agency established in 1962 to advise the President on U.S. trade policy and to negotiate foreign trade agreements. Since 1989, the USTR has produced an annual "Special 301 Report" that indicates countries without "adequate and effective" intellectual property laws, which USTR therefore considers to be barriers to trade. The USTR is also responsible for the secret negotiations behind agreements such as ACTA and the TPP. EFF has FOIA requests to pursue more information about those agreements during the negotiations.
Will the border enforcement provisions of ACTA require searching travelers' music players or laptops for in fringing content?
DOJ Final Response - 12 pages of Assorted Documents
Program: Tour to Tokyo Customs
BASCAP and INTA Memorandum to ACTA negotiators
Handwritten annotation: "ASEM (Asia-Europe) Customs Director-General/Commisioners Meeting Communique (Yokohama Declaration)
"Noted the proposal for a new international framework to strengthen IPR enforcment, 'ACTA (Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement)', and expressed hope that discussions might be accelerated for its materialization"; "agreed to support the Global Congress on Combating...
G8 Declaration on the World Economy from G8 2008 Summit
2008 EU-US Summit Declaration
Transatlantic Economic Council Report to the EU-US Summit 2008
TRIPs Article 61
Part of a news report from the International Herald Tribune "Traffic in fake drugs avoids detection in free-trade zones"
Article about Andrew Strempler, founder of Canadian online pharmacy, RxNort.