Tribune News Network Doha In a major show of force against the continued daily theft of world sport and entertainment by the Saudi Arabia-backed pirate operation "beoutQ", a host of US sports bodies, trade associations, and international broadcasters have demanded that their government identify Saudi Arabia as a Priority Foreign Country
or it be placed on the Priority Watch List for its part in harbouring pirate broadcaster beoutQ.
If the stalemate continues, India could be labelled 'Priority Foreign Country
', which might expose it to trade sanctions.
[ClickPress, Fri Jun 27 2014] The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)'s decision to list India as a Priority Foreign Country
illustrates pharmaceutical companies' escalating dis contentment with the country due to a series of patent disrespect issues.
watch lists (or indeed whether to not include a country on any list): Priority Foreign Country
; Priority Watch List or Watch List.
On Wednesday, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) - which represents about 50 US business groups - asked the USTR to designate India a Priority Foreign Country
in its 2014 report.
Last Wednesday, the National Association of Manufacturers -- which represents about 50 US business groups -- asked the USTR to designate India a Priority Foreign Country
in its 2014 report.
CII also expressed concern about the suggestion of designating India Priority Foreign Country
, the classification given to foreign countries that "deny adequate and effective" protection of intellectual property rights.
The May 1 report labeled Ukraine a "priority foreign country
" due to rampant software and Internet-based piracy, as well as fraudulent collection and payment of copyright fees owed foreign artists.
Consider a mid-April appeal by several well-placed congressional Democrats, asking the Obama Administration to designate China a "Priority Foreign Country
" for intellectual-property violations:
USTR reviewed 95 trading partners for the 2013 Special 301 Report, and placed 41 countries on the Priority Foreign Country
, Priority Watch List, or Watch List.
Two senior Democrats recently urged USTR to use the annual intellectual property rights report to designate China as a "priority foreign country
" because of trade secret theft.