2010 Special 301 Priority Watch List

2010 Special 301 List - April 30, 2010
[Thanks to Mud for pointing this out.]

...Priority Watch List:
Algeria, Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand, Venezuela


(p 7) ...In 2010, USTR (Unites States Trade Representative) will conduct OCR (Out-of-Cycle Review)s of the Philippines and Thailand to monitor progress on IPR protection and enforcement in those countries, and to consider again their Special 301 status.

(p 16) ...Other countries still need to adopt and implement legislation or improve existing measures to combat illegal optical disc production and distribution, including China, India, Paraguay, and Thailand, which have not made sufficient progress in this area.

(p 31) ...Thailand will remain on the Priority Watch List in 2010 with an Out-of-Cycle Review (OCR) to be conducted this year.

(p 49) ...Panthip Plaza, the Klong Thom, Saphan Lek and Baan Mor shopping areas, the Patpong and Silom shopping areas, the Mah Boon Krong (MBK) Center, and the Sukhumvit Road area (Bangkok, Thailand). These locations are notorious for openly selling pirated and counterfeit goods. These are all designated as 'red zones' by Thai authorities, which are markets targeted for increased raids due to their high piracy and counterfeiting rates.

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