This week Transparency International released the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index. This year the report found the U.S. dropped four points. Zoe Reiter, Acting Representative to the U.S. at Transparency International, deemed the lower ranking as a “red flag.” The CPI scores for Hungary and Turkey decreased by eight and nine points over theRead More
By David Cohen Turkey is among the latest of countries to take up the plain packaging cause of the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO is fully committed to promoting plain packaging as a way of reducing tobacco-related deaths and illnesses around the world. And several countries have followed their lead.  However, there are majorRead More
All other countries must now catch up. The historic signing of the landmark U.S., Mexico, and Canada trade agreement took place in Buenos Ares, Argentina in front of other G20 Leaders. Among the major accomplishments of the USMCA are several intellectual property protections that promise to propel the region forward by incentivizing long-termRead More
Recently Argentina hosted the G20 Leaders’ Summit attended by U.S. President Trump and Xi Jinping of China.  Through the leadership of the U.S. president, the agenda prioritized the protection of intellectual property rights in international trade. The summit was made historic by the signing of the new North America trade agreement, which hasRead More