The U.S. Trade Representative has requested comments for the 2018 Special 301 Review, in which it seeks to “identify countries that deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection.” Any “interested person” can submit a written comment and/or request to testify at an open hearing. The deadline for comments and requests to testify is February 8, and the hearing will be held on February 27.

For more information, see the USTR’s Federal Register Notice.