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U.S. Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative
Office of the United States Trade Representative
(USTR) is the United States government agency responsible for developing and recommending United States trade policy to the President of the United States, conducting trade negotiations at bilateral and multilateral levels, and coordinating trade policy within the government through the interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) and Trade Policy Review Group (TPRG). Established as the Office of the Special
Special
Trade Representative (STR) under the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, the USTR is part of the Executive Office of the President. With over 200 employees, the USTR has offices in Geneva, Switzerland, and Brussels, Belgium. The current U.S. Trade Representative is Ambassador
Ambassador
Robert E. Lighthizer, who was announced by President-Elect Donald J
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Winder Building
The Winder Building
Winder Building
is an office building in Washington, D.C., just west of the White House. It is located at 604 17th Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C.. History[edit] It was designed by Richard A. Gilpin, (or Robert Mills), for W. H. Winder, a nephew of Gen. William H. Winder.[2] It was leased as government offices.[2] The government purchased it in 1854 for $200,000. [3] It was originally covered in stucco, which was stripped and brick painted. The windows have been replaced.[4] The building is maintained by General Services Administration
General Services Administration
and occupied by the Office of the United States Trade Representative, since 1981.Old Winder BuildingIt was threatened with demolition in 1974. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. References[edit]^ National Park Service
National Park Service
(2008-04-15). "National Register Information System"
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William M. Roth
William Matson
William Matson
Roth (September 3, 1916 – May 29, 2014) was a shipping executive, special ambassador for trade, member of the ACLU executive committee, and Regent for the University of California.[1] He is credited with the preservation of Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square
in San Francisco. Life and career[edit] He was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Lurline Matson Roth and William Philip Roth.[2] His maternal grandfather was William Matson, the founder of the Matson Navigation Company. In 1962, Roth and his mother purchased Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square
in fear that it would be torn down and replaced with condominiums.[3] They hired a landscape architectural firm to convert the factory with its historic brick structure into a retail complex. It was considered to be the first major adaptive re-use project in the United States
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U.S. Department Of Agriculture
The United States Department of Agriculture
United States Department of Agriculture
(USDA), also known as the Agriculture Department, is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, agriculture, forestry, and food. It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protect natural resources, foster rural communities and end hunger in the United States and internationally. Approximately 80% of the USDA's $141 billion budget goes to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) program
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Trade Act Of 1974
The Trade Act of 1974
Trade Act of 1974
(Pub.L. 93–618, 88 Stat. 1978, enacted January 3, 1975, codified at 19 U.S.C. ch. 12[1]) was passed to help industry in the United States
United States
become more competitive or phase workers into other industries or occupations.Contents1 Fast track authority 2 Power to counteract unfair foreign trade practices 3 See also 4 ReferencesFast track authority[edit] The Trade Act of 1974
Trade Act of 1974
created fast track authority for the President to negotiate trade agreements that Congress can approve or disapprove but cannot amend or filibuster. The Act provided the President with tariff and non-tariff trade barrier negotiating authority for the Tokyo Round
Tokyo Round
of multilateral trade negotiations. Gerald Ford
Gerald Ford
was the President at the time
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Uruguay Round Agreement Act
The Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA; Pub.L. 103–465, 108 Stat. 4809, enacted December 8, 1994) is an Act of Congress in the United States
United States
that implemented in U.S. law the Marrakesh Agreement of 1994. The Marrakesh Agreement was part of the Uruguay Round of negotiations which transformed the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) into the World Trade Organization
World Trade Organization
(WTO). One of its effects is to give United States
United States
copyright protection to some works that had previously been in the public domain in the United States.Contents1 Legislative history 2 Amendments to the U.S
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Notorious Markets
Notorious markets is a term used in the United States to describe websites and physical markets where large-scale intellectual property infringement takes place.Contents1 History 2 Reports 3 Current notable markets 4 Closed markets 5 Reformed markets 6 See also 7 ReferencesHistory[edit] Since 2006,[1] the members of the International Intellectual Property Alliance in conjunction with the Office of the United States Trade Representative has annually filed a list of Notorious Markets[2] as a part of their Special 301 Report
Special 301 Report
to the U.S. federal government. It lists virtual markets (websites) and physical markets outside of the US where large scale copyright infringement takes place and recommends trade sanctions for countries with weak copyright protection enforcement
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Copyright Infringement
Copyright
Copyright
infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribute, display or perform the protected work, or to make derivative works. The copyright holder is typically the work's creator, or a publisher or other business to whom copyright has been assigned. Copyright
Copyright
holders routinely invoke legal and technological measures to prevent and penalize copyright infringement. Copyright
Copyright
infringement disputes are usually resolved through direct negotiation, a notice and take down process, or litigation in civil court. Egregious or large-scale commercial infringement, especially when it involves counterfeiting, is sometimes prosecuted via the criminal justice system
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Christian Herter
Christian Archibald Herter (March 28, 1895 – December 30, 1966) was an American politician who was the 59th Governor of Massachusetts from 1953 to 1957 and United States Secretary of State
United States Secretary of State
from 1959 to 1961.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Diplomatic career 3 Political career 4 Legacy 5 Books 6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksEarly life[edit] Herter was born in Paris, France, to American artist and expatriate parents, Albert Herter
Albert Herter
and Adele McGinnis, and attended the École Alsacienne there (1901–1904) before moving to New York City, where he attended the Browning School
Browning School
(1904–1911)
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John F. Kennedy
President of the United StatesPresidencyTimeline1960 CampaignElectionInaugurationNew Frontier Foreign PolicyDoctrine"A Strategy of Peace" Bay of PigsCuban Missile Crisis Civil Rights AddressPartial Nuclear Test Ban TreatyClean Air Peace Corps"We choose to go to the Moon"Space programsMercury Gemini ApolloAppointmentsCabinet JudgesAssassination and legacyNovember 22, 1963 State Funeral Eternal Flame Memorials Library Legacy Cultural depictionsv t eJohn Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States
President of the United States
from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War, and much of his presidency focused on managing relations with the Soviet Union
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Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon Baines Johnson (/ˈlɪndən ˈbeɪnz/; August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to by his initials LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States
President of the United States
from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after having served as the 37th Vice President of the United States from 1961 to 1963. A Democrat from Texas, he also served as a United States Representative and as the Majority Leader in the United States Senate. Johnson is one of only four people who have served in all four federal elected positions.[a] Born in a farmhouse in Stonewall, Texas, Johnson was a high school teacher and worked as a Congressional aide before winning election to the House of Representatives in 1937. He won election to the Senate in 1948, and was appointed the position of Senate Majority Whip in 1951. He became the Senate Minority Leader in 1953 and the Senate Majority Leader in 1955
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Carl J. Gilbert
Carl Joyce Gilbert (born 1906, Bloomfield, New Jersey, died November 13, 1983, Boston, Massachusetts) was the United States
United States
Trade Representative from 1969-71. Gilbert had previously been president and chairman of the board of the Gillette Safety Razor Co
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Agreement On Trade-Related Aspects Of Intellectual Property Rights
The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) is an international legal agreement between all the member nations of the World Trade Organization
World Trade Organization
(WTO). It sets down minimum standards for the regulation by national governments of many forms of intellectual property (IP) as applied to nationals of other WTO member nations.[3] TRIPS was negotiated at the end of the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
(GATT) in 1994 and is administered by the WTO. The TRIPS agreement introduced intellectual property law into the international trading system for the first time and remains the most comprehensive international agreement on intellectual property to date
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Richard Nixon
Vice President of the United StatesMotorcade attack Kitchen Debate Operation 40 1960 presidential electionPost-vice presidency1962 gubernatorial bid "Last press conference"President of the United StatesPresidencyFirst term1968 presidential electioncampaign1st InaugurationNixon Doctrine War policy Visit to ChinaNixonomicsNixon shockEPA Environmental policy Clean Water NOAA War on Cancer War on DrugsSecond term1972 presidential electionConvention2nd InaugurationDétente Paris Peace Accords Endangered Species Act Watergate scandalTimeline Tapes United States
United States
v. NixonWatergate Committee Impeachment
Impeachment
processSpeechPost-presidencyPardon The Nixon Interviews Nixon v
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William Denman Eberle
William
William
is a popular given name of an old Germanic origin.[1] It became very popular in the English language
English language
after the Norman conquest of England in 1066,[2] and remained so throughout the Middle Ages and into the modern era. It is sometimes abbreviated "Wm." Shortened familiar versions in English include Will, Willy, Bill, and Billy. A common Irish form is Liam. Female forms are Willa, Willemina, Willamette, Wilma and Wilhelmina. Etymology[edit]This article is missing information about the etymology of "Bill". Please expand the article to include this information. Further details may exist on the talk page. (October 2015) William
William
comes ultimately from the given name Wilhelm (cf. Old German Wilhelm > German Wilhelm and Old Norse
Old Norse
Vilhjálmr)
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Frederick B. Dent
Frederick Baily Dent (born August 17, 1922) is a former American businessman who served as the United States Secretary of Commerce
United States Secretary of Commerce
from February 2, 1973, to March 26, 1975, during the administrations of U.S. Presidents Richard M. Nixon
Richard M. Nixon
and Gerald R. Ford, Jr.[1] His assistant secretary, Hastings Wyman, a native of Aiken, South Carolina, became a political consultant and in 1978 the publisher of The Southern Political Report.[2] Dent served as the United States
United States
Trade Representative from March 26, 1975 until January 20, 1977, during the remainder of President Ford's administration. Early life and career[edit] Dent was born on August 17, 1922 in Cape May, New Jersey, to Edith (née Baily), and Magruder Dent. He was raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. He attended Yale University, where he lettered in football
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