Summarizing the USTR’s Global IP Complaints

PIJIP has pulled out the USTR's IP complaints found in the 2010 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE).  71 countries are targeted for complaint in the report.

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  1. Did I read this wrong?
    If I understood one of the USTR’s complaints correctly, they take offense to section 111 of the Customs Act of Canada. To my reading of the act, this would apply only after the shipment has cleared customs, as section 99 would appear to not require a warrant until the time of release of the goods.

    So, if I understand this correctly, they want the customs officers to be able to search and seize goods that have already cleared customs without the nasty requirement to get a warrant. This is because US Customs has the power to, and is contracted to, act as an enforcement agent of IP holders so long as they pay their $190.