Memorandum on Trade With
Memorandum for the United States Trade Representative
Actions Concerning the Generalized System of Preferences --
Pursuant to sections 502(c)(5), 504(a)(1), and 504(c)(3) (B) and (C) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (``Act'') (19 U.S.C. 2462 (c)(5), 2464 (a)(1) and (c)(3) (B) and (C)), I am hereby acting to modify the application of duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) currently being afforded to certain products exported from Thailand and to make findings concerning the extent to which Thailand is providing adequate and effective means under its laws for foreign nationals to secure, exercise, and enforce exclusive rights in intellectual property, including patents and copyrights.
considering two private-sector requests for review concerning the extent to
which Thailand provides adequate and effective means of securing exclusive
rights in patents and copyrights, and in accordance with section 502(c)(5) of
the Act, I have determined that Thailand does not fully provide adequate and
effective means to secure, exercise, and enforce exclusive rights in
intellectual property. Therefore, pursuant to sections 504(a)(1)
and 504(c)(3) (B) and (C) of the Act, I have decided to deny
These determinations shall be published in the Federal Register.
[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, January 1989]
Note: The annex was printed in the ``Federal Register'' of January 24.