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South Africa GSP Review Post-Hearing Submission: Computer & Communications Industry Association CCIA

South Africa GSP Review Post-Hearing Submission: Computer & Communications Industry Association CCIA

Author Ali Sternburg
Organisation CCIA
Publication Date 02 March 2020
South Africa GSP Review Submission: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

South Africa GSP Review Submission: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the international body for all types of libraries around the world, with members in 153 countries.Libraries play a key role in the copyright system, providing public goods (such as preservation), and looking to ensure that no-one is prevented from gaining an education, carry out research, or participating in cultural life for want of resources. They do this on a...

Author Stephen Wyber
Organisation International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
Publication Date 24 January 2020
South Africa GSP Review Submission: SASOL

South Africa GSP Review Submission: SASOL

See attached file(s)Erland Herfindahl,17 January 2020Dear Mr. Chairman,Re: Docket number USTR-2019-0020, South Africa Country Practice ReviewSasol appreciates this opportunity to comment on the GSP Country Practice Reviews. We write in support of the continued GSP eligibility for South Africa.Sasol is a global integrated chemicals and energy company, with headquarters in South Africa (SA). Sasol has exploration, development, marketing and...

Author Castalia Moloi
Organisation SASOL Ltd (SA)
Publication Date 20 January 2020
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South Africa GSP Review Submission: International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE)

South Africa GSP Review Submission: International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE)

Attached are the written comments of the International Center for Law & Economics. ICLE will send a representative to testify at the hearing on January 30, 2020. Appearing on ICLEs behalf will be:Kristian StoutAssociate DirectorInternational Center for Law & Economics2117 NE Oregon St. Ste 501Portland, Oregon 97232Phone: (609) 807 8688Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Author Kristian Stout
Organisation International Center for Law & Economics
Publication Date 24 January 2020
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South Africa GSP Review Submission: Media Monitoring Africa

South Africa GSP Review Submission: Media Monitoring Africa

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) provides this submission to the members of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Sub-Committee, in response to the submission made by the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) regarding the Copyright Amendment Bill B13B-2017 (CAB) in South Africa.Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can provide any further information. We are also available to participate in the oral hearings, via...

Author William Bird
Organisation Media Monitoring Africa
Publication Date 24 January 2020
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South Africa GSP Review Submission: Dr Andrew Rens

South Africa GSP Review Submission: Dr Andrew Rens

The petition by the International Intellectual Property Association to the United States Trade Representative dated April 18, 2019 is based on flawed claims about South African law.Although the petition makes broad claims about the protection afforded to intellectual property in South Africa it relies almost entirely on reading the Copyright Amendment Bill in isolation. The result is a number of mistaken claims about South African law as a...

Author Andrew Rens
Publication Date 28 January 2020
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South Africa GSP Review Submission: Summer Citrus

South Africa GSP Review Submission: Summer Citrus

SUBMISSION TO USTR - Docket 2019-002017 January 2020 RE: Resisting the IIPA petition against SA's continued eligibility to receive general scheme of preferences benefits, in terms AGOA (African Growth and Opportunity Act) BACKGROUND: AGOA provides trade preferences for quotas and duty-free entry into the United States for certain goods, which includes citrus commodities. The South African Citrus industry has been able to leverage AGOA and...

Author Suhanra Conradie
Organisation Summer Citrus (SA)
Publication Date 17 January 2020
South Africa GSP Review Submission: Various Creative Industries Associations

South Africa GSP Review Submission: Various Creative Industries Associations

Written Comments of Alliance for Recorded Music, American Association of Independent Music, Association of American Publishers, Authors Guild, Entertainment Small Business Alliance,Independent Film & Television Alliance, Motion Picture Association, National Music Publishers Association, News Media Alliance, Recording Industry Association of America, Songwriters Guild of America

Author George York
Organisation Various
Publication Date 19 January 2020
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South Africa GSP Review Submission: Capespan North America

South Africa GSP Review Submission: Capespan North America

Dear Mr. Herfindahl:RE: Docket USTR - 2019- 0020____________________________Capespan North America LLC ("Capespan NA") is one of North America's leading importers and distributors of South African fresh fruit. We have been handling South African fruit in North America for over sixty years and were pioneers in bringing Southern Hemisphere fruit to North American markets. This innovation, which most now take for granted, allows American...

Author Mark Greenberg
Organisation Capespan
Publication Date 19 January 2020
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Federal Register Notice - GSP Review 2019 - South Africa

Federal Register Notice - GSP Review 2019 - South Africa

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is announcing a hearing for the GSP country practice reviews of Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Georgia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Thailand, South Africa, and Uzbekistan, and the country designation review of Laos. These reviews will focus on whether: (1) Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan are meeting the GSP eligibility criterion requiring that a GSP beneficiary country afford workers...

Author USTR
Organisation USTR
Publication Date 19 November 2019
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Federal Register - South Africa GSP Review dates

Federal Register - South Africa GSP Review dates

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