Priority Foreign Country

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Priority Foreign Country

A designation by the United States trade representative of a country that does not adequately protect intellectual property rights. A priority foreign country is the lowest designation that the trade representative can make.
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The report serves as a basis for the USTR to designate by the end of this month priority foreign countries and practices under the so-called ''Super 301'' trade provision for imposing sanctions.
54) Among those designated as denying adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights, the USTR must further identify those that it will designate as priority foreign countries.
62) However, once priority foreign countries are identified, the USTR must commence an investigation of the acts, practices, or policies of those countries.
The first NTE Report did not list any priority foreign countries.
The USTR stated that since there was significant progress through negotiation, identification of priority foreign countries was not necessary.
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