US Trade Rep’s Updated “Trade Objectives” Continue to Reflect Flawed Priorities

The Office of the United States Trade Representative published its updated objectives for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, including its priorities in the Intellectual Property (IP) chapter of the multilateral trade agreement. Its new objectives in copyright enforcement mostly contain some vague rhetorical changes while continuing to bolster bloated claims about the necessity of IP enforcement for the U.S. economy without any commitment to protecting users’ rights. The U.S. Trade Rep’s language reflect the underlying, ongoing problem with the executive agency’s misplaced priorities on negotiating international trade deals.

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