Tag: International Trade

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  • Resolution Urging Canada’s Trudeau Administration to Protect Intellectual Property Rights by Dismantling the Promise Doctrine and Opposing Similar Initiatives Proposed by Trading Partners Worldwide image

    Resolution Urging Canada’s Trudeau Administration to Protect Intellectual Property Rights by Dismantling the Promise Doctrine and Opposing Similar Initiatives Proposed by Trading Partners Worldwide

    WHEREAS, the right to own property is a fundamental human right; and WHEREAS, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) are crucial to the future of the innovation-based economy; …

  • The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement image

    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

    Recently, state legislatures around the country have begun to legislate against the practices of the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. BDS, whose founding and funding have …

  • Why No American Would Ever Vote to Stay in the European Union image

    Why No American Would Ever Vote to Stay in the European Union

    It was amusing, in a car crash sort of way, to hear President Obama solemnly advise our British friends that, really, they must put aside their childish temper tantrum about …

  • Spotlight on Counterfeits image

    Spotlight on Counterfeits

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) issued a new report, Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods, offering a stark assessment of IP theft and how it threatens …

  • Intellectual Property Rights Shape the Future image

    Intellectual Property Rights Shape the Future

    Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are vital to the global economy. IPR make it possible for creators to have exclusive rights to their tangible and intangible inventions, and for companies to …

  • Intellectual Property Rights are Natural Rights image

    Intellectual Property Rights are Natural Rights

    World Intellectual Property (IP) Day celebrates the role that strong Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) play in incentivizing innovation, attracting foreign direct investment, and supporting the high income and knowledge-intensive industries …

  • Cuba: A New Revolution image

    Cuba: A New Revolution

    President Obama’s visit to the communist island this March represents a turning point for both nations. To move forward, each side is swallowing its own bitter pill. Obama correctly conceded …

  • Happy Birthday, Thomas Jefferson – Your Ideas Live On! image

    Happy Birthday, Thomas Jefferson – Your Ideas Live On!

    Thomas Jefferson, America’s first secretary of state, second vice president and third president would likely relish the title bestowed on him by the 32nd U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt – …

  • What’s 50 Percent More Influential than Kanye West? image

    What’s 50 Percent More Influential than Kanye West?

    Recently, rapper Kanye West declared himself (dead or alive) 50 percent more influential than Stanley Kubrick, Apostle Paul, Picasso, Pablo Escobar and any other human being for the next 1,000 …

  • Intellectual Property and America’s 50 Laboratories of Innovation image

    Intellectual Property and America’s 50 Laboratories of Innovation

    ALEC hosted a congressional conference call with Senator Steve Daines (MT) on Tuesday, March 8. Senator Daines discussed the importance of robust intellectual property rights (IPR) protections to curb IP …

  • TPP Creates Footwear of the Future image

    TPP Creates Footwear of the Future

    The final Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) text is out and the results of economic models are in. TPP will contribute to economic growth and direct employment in the sectors where …

  • Robust IP Protections Enhance Competitiveness image

    Robust IP Protections Enhance Competitiveness

    The most prosperous nations in the world are also the ones that prioritize the protection of intellectual property (IP) the most. Here are the facts. Nations that protect ideas lead the world …

  • It’s Time to Capitalize on Trade with Cuba image

    It’s Time to Capitalize on Trade with Cuba

    Recently, the U.S. Treasury Department expanded the positive list of authorized exports to Cuba. With the goal of “enabling economic advancements for the Cuban people” and “meeting the needs of …

  • ALEC Congratulates Taiwan on Presidential Election image

    ALEC Congratulates Taiwan on Presidential Election

    Last month Tsai Ing-wen was elected Taiwan’s next president with 56.1 percent of the vote. The first woman to hold the office, President-elect Tsai will be …

  • Resolution to Combat Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals image

    Resolution to Combat Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals

    WHEREAS, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) recognizes the importance of protecting intellectual property (IP) rights including patented pharmaceuticals regardless of national borders; and WHEREAS, protection and enforcement of intellectual …

  • Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban – Welcome and Long Overdue image

    Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban – Welcome and Long Overdue

    With the discovery of new reserves and the technological advances to extract the oil, the U.S. has become a leading energy producer. The anti-free market oil ban that seemed a sensible response when enacted clearly outlived its usefulness, as ALEC underscored in its model Resolution in Support of Lifting Federal Restrictions on Crude Oil Exports and Resolution for Reform of Counterproductive Export Control Policies.

  • Exports Drive Economic Growth in the States image

    Exports Drive Economic Growth in the States

    International trade is a job creation engine that supports more than one in five jobs nationwide. Every state benefits from exports, and Texas, California and New York have the highest …

  • Swedish Snus: A Less Risky Alternative image

    Swedish Snus: A Less Risky Alternative

    Swedish Match, the world’s leading manufacturer of Swedish snus, applied to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a reduced harm warning label for their product; however an FDA advisory …

  • Trade Promotion Authority – The States Are Stakeholders image

    Trade Promotion Authority – The States Are Stakeholders

    Republicans and Democrats are learning to work together again and nowhere is this more consequential for the states than the bipartisan support for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). TPA, a negotiating …

  • Strengthening the U.S.-Israel Economic and Strategic Partnership image

    Strengthening the U.S.-Israel Economic and Strategic Partnership

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of Congress remind the American people that, despite reports of strains in the partnership, U.S.-Israel strategic cooperation has recently accelerated …