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The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has recently released its 2023 Special 301 Report, focusing on evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of intellectual property protection measures and enforcement practices employed by trade partners. This annual report serves as a comprehensive assessment of intellectual property rights protection and market access practices in foreign countries, as mandated by U.S. trade laws
This report highlights some of the key elements related to intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and fair trade practices. This element includes the identification of countries that are considered not serious enough to adequately protect IPR, countries on the ‘Priority Watch List’, encouragement to improve IPR regimes, and efforts to engage the United States government with countries to address IPR issues.
Cleantech Solar expands regional partnership with Etika Group of Companies in Malaysia and Indonesia
Cleantech Solar, a provider of renewable energy solutions, has formed long-term solar partnerships with the Etika Group in Malaysia and Indonesia. The partnerships involve the development of three rooftop solar PV systems with a total capacity of 1.7 MWp. Cleantech Solar will handle the financing, design, installation, maintenance, and operation of the PV systems under long-term agreements. The collaboration aims to generate over 86 GWh of clean energy, reducing approximately 68 kilo tons of CO2 emissions and contributing to the sustainability efforts of the Etika Group. The projects align with Etika's commitment to being an eco-friendly brand and Cleantech Solar's mission to help industries decarbonize.