USTR’s latest notorious markets list is out - how much political weight does it carry?

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released its latest Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets, and once again a number of Asian jurisdictions figured prominently. This was the fifth such report since USTR made its markets review a standalone publication in 2011, so WTR reached out to some practitioners in the region to find out just how much political weight it carries, and whether it might actually be counterproductive.

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