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.
Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy Chairman's Report
507 members, 402 businesses and 102 associations. References ACTA presentation by Stanford McCoy, USTRA, and Caroline Joiner of CACP Secretariat update on US Chamber of Commerc's initiative to engage intermediaries, including auction sites, search engines, ISPs, financial service providers...
Meeting Agenda - US Chamber of Commerce
INTA-BASCAP views on the Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement
Agenda of meeting with BASCAP Global Leadership Group
Presentations to BASCAP GLG on ACTA by Ambassador Susan Schwab, on Consumer Education by WIPO's Michael Keplinger....
ECPA's Position on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
European Crop Protection Association. Manufacture, distribution and supply of plant protection products.