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Cablegate: Czech Republic: Special 301 Demarche Delivered

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DE RUEHPG #0263 1200937
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O 290937Z APR 08
FM AMEMBASSY PRAGUE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0280
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC

UNCLAS PRAGUE 000263

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STATE FOR EUR/NCE AND EB/TPP/IPE JURBAN
STATE PASS USTR FOR WMOORE
COMMERCE FOR 4232/ITA/MAC/MROGERS
COMMERCE PASS USPTO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KIPR ETRD ECON PGOV EZ
SUBJECT: CZECH REPUBLIC: SPECIAL 301 DEMARCHE DELIVERED

REF: WALLACE-NELSON EMAIL 4/24/2008

(SBU) Econoff demarched Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT)
EU Department Director Lucie Sestakova April 25 on the USG
decision to keep the Czech Republic on the Special 301 Watch
List. She was not surprised by the news, and acknowledged
that the Czechs had not made any drastic improvements to the
IPR situation at the border markets since the Czech Republic
was elevated to the Watch List in January. Post will meet
with Sestakova to ask for her strategy on the current Czech
action plan, including devloping a concrete timeline as well
as considering additional U.S. IPR action plan suggestions.
Graber

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