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NAFTA at 20: Unfinished Business

NAFTA at 20: Unfinished Business

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The 20th anniversary of NAFTA has put trade within the North American region back in the spotlight, highlighting the importance of free trade and ensuring the right, comprehensive rules in these agreements. Yesterday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Mark Elliot, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) provided testimony on key intellectual property (IP) matters related to NAFTA and the North American region.

U.S. Chamber’s Elliot Testified on NAFTA and Intellectual Property Issues with Canada

U.S. Chamber’s Elliot Testified on NAFTA and Intellectual Property Issues with Canada

Today, Mark Elliot, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere at a hearing titled, “NAFTA at Twenty: Accomplishments, Challenges, and the Way Forward.” Elliot spoke about intellectual property matters related to NAFTA, particularly industry concerns with Canada’s current IP systems, and opportunities for improvement in 2014.

TPP and Beyond: North American Competitiveness and IP in the 21st Century

TPP and Beyond: North American Competitiveness and IP in the 21st Century

With the addition of Canada and Mexico to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement negotiations and the continuing need for a high-standard IP chapter in the TPP, the event underlined how critical it is for the United States, Canada, and Mexico to work together cooperatively – both at home and during negotiations on the TPP – on protecting and enforcing IP rights.

Special 301

Special 301

USTR’s annual Special 301 Report is important for surveying the adequacy and effectiveness of IP rights protection by U.S. trading partners.