The seven countries on the US blacklist of property rights include China, Russia and India. ProIQRA News

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The United States has blacklisted China, Russia and five other countries for its lax enforcement of intellectual property rights, which has led to copyright and trademark piracy by US companies.

All seven countries on this year’s list were also in previous years.

According to the report, China remains the largest real economy for counterfeit and pirated goods.

The US Trade Representative’s priority watch list also includes Argentina, Chile, India, Indonesia and Venezuela.

The United States has suspended its review of Ukraine this year – which has been blacklisted in recent years – as it tries to fight Russia’s invasion.

The Commerce Office also removed Saudi Arabia from its priority watch list, citing crackdowns on counterfeit and pirated goods, the creation of special intellectual property enforcement courts and other measures.

To prepare the list, which was released Wednesday, the Commerce Office reviewed the performance of more than 100 U.S. trading partners.

US Trade Representative Catherine Tai said the report identifies countries that are in short supply and promised that the Biden administration would continue to work with these trade partners to provide a level playing field for our workers and businesses. Could be

Russia, he said, lacks enough staff, expertise and political will to effectively deal with (intellectual property) violations and criminal entities.

In addition to the seven countries on the priority list, another 20 have created a watch list of commercial offices, meaning the United States believes these countries need to speed up enforcement of property rights.

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