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.
CEA Press Release Applauding USTR's new International IP initiative
Sage Chandler statemetn - "unlawful commercial piracy"...
AIPLA Press Release Supporting negotiaiton of ACTA
IIPA Press Release applauding launch of ACTA negotiations
BSA Press Release applauding US Govt for launch of ACTA
MPAA Press Release commending launch of ACTA negotiations
IACC Press Release Applauding US Govt Proposal for ACTA
International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition
CropLife Press Release Supporting ACTA (2nd copy). Also National Association of Manufacturers News Alert/ Press Release on ACTA
Duplicate copy of CropLife Press Release - see doc. 11
TransAtlantic Business Dialogue press release welcoming ACTA
ICC- BASCAP Press Release welcoming new Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement
European Commission Fact Sheet on ACTA
Also contains Pharma Press Release dated 23 Oct 2007 in support of New Agreement Designed to Enforce Anti-counterfeiting Laws