On January 2, the United States Trade Representative issued its Federal Register Notice for the Special 301 Review. It is seeking “written submissions from the public concerning foreign countries that deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection.” USTR will also host an open hearing for the 2014 Special 301 Review. Any interested party may testify, as long as notice of intent to testify is given by the deadline below.
Full instructions for submitting comments for the Special 301 Review, and information on the hearing, are available in the Federal Register Notice.
Schedule of the 2014 Special 301 Review
|Feb 7||Deadline for interested parties to submit written comments and/or notice of intent to testify|
|Feb 14||Deadline for foreign governments to submit written comments and/or notice of intent to testify|
|Feb 24||Public hearing at 1724 F St., NW, Washington DC|
|Mar 7||Deadline for post-hearing written comments|
|“On or about April 30”||Publication of the Special 301 Report|