MPA Response to USTR’s Request on the 2023 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets
The MPA submitted the following response to the request issued August 24, 2023, by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), inviting submissions from the public on notorious markets outside of the United States.
As our industry distributes its films and television shows in over 130 countries and MPA member companies earn well over half of their distribution revenue overseas, MPA has a strong interest in the health and sustainability of these international markets. MPA greatly appreciates USTR’s interest in identifying notorious markets that jeopardize the growth of legitimate commerce and that impair U.S. global competitiveness. The economic and cultural vitality of the creative industries is one of our nation’s most valuable assets and it is critical that our trading partners protect and enforce copyright.