Free Trade Agreements

The United States is a party to many bilateral and multinational free trade and other types of agreements regulating the conditions and protocols of global trade.  Often, these Agreements are referred to as “TRIPS-plus” because the U.S. uses its leverage as a major global economy to incentivize smaller, lesser developed countries to implement intellectual property legislation and policies more protective than our own domestic policy and/or more burdensome and onerous than that required under international treaties and protocols. The provisions of our international agreements should conform to the letter and intent of US law, including our laws supporting a viable and lawful parallel marketplace for genuine, branded goods