Bulgaria Came out of a US Black ListWorld | May 1, 2018, Tuesday // 19:13| views
Bulgaria is no longer included in the so called "Blacklist" of countries from which US protects intellectual property, bTV said. The document is known as "Special List 301". Bulgaria has invariably been in it for the past 5 years.
The list includes US trading partners who, according to Washington, do not effectively protect intellectual property rights or hinder technological technology companies that rely on defending their rights in this area. The countries are divided into two parts - List of Observations and List of Priority Observations. The second includes countries that have the most serious concerns. This year includes 12 countries: Russia, China, Ukraine, India, Canada, Algeria, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Kuwait and Venezuela.
There are 24 countries in the other list: Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey. Switzerland, Romania, Greece, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Egypt, Barbados, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Lebanon, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, UAE, Uzbekistan.
According to the US Government, intellectual property businesses directly or indirectly provide jobs to 45.5 million Americans, which is about a third of all US workers.
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