Trade

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U.S. trade report details counterfeiting, online piracy

A U.S. government report highlights intellectual property rights violations worldwide. See which nations are taking action against copyright violations.
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U.S. helps businesses avoid Xinjiang forced labor

The U.S. government is redoubling efforts to help businesses ensure they do not aid PRC forced labor in Xinjiang. Read this story to learn more.
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U.S. seeks to block Chinese government surveillance

The U.S. is seeking to block funds from flowing to surveillance firms in the People's Republic of China that support the regime's Uyghur repression.
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Amid global outcry, U.S. expands push to stop forced labor in...

The United States is committed to keeping forced labor out of global supply chains. Learn more about efforts to deter its use in China.
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How the U.S. uses trade to deter forced labor

The United States blocks products made with forced labor from entering the country. Learn more about this and other efforts to deter forced labor worldwide.
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Growing the global economy at the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit

At the virtual 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit, global investors will meet with U.S. state and local officials to discuss growing the world's economy.
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Prosper Africa: U.S. and African businesses growing together

The U.S. government is connecting investors, buyers and suppliers in Africa and the United States. Learn how the Prosper Africa program is advancing growth.
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What do you know about international waters?

Modern maritime law grew out of a big question: How much should a state control beyond its coasts? States control a narrow band of territorial waters; international waters belong to no one.
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U.S. supports waiving rights to COVID-19 vaccines

The United States supports a waiver of intellectual property rights to speed vaccine production. Learn about efforts to improve global access to vaccines.