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April 27, 2022 |Press Statements

RIAA Statement On United States Trade Representative 2022 Special 301 Report

Washington, D.C. (April 27, 2022) – Today George York, Senior Vice President, International Policy, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) issued the following statement on today’s Special 301 Report. 

RIAA greatly appreciates the release of today’s 2022 Special 301 Report shining a critical spotlight on the contributions of American creators and underscoring the vital importance of strong global protections for creative works. As Ambassador Tai has indicated, intellectual property industries support 60 million jobs, which underscores the need for the United States to protect our creators and innovators oversees.  

We also applaud the report’s attention to the specific priorities and concerns of the music community, including the need to update and strengthen enforcement regimes in key markets. The Administration’s sustained global engagement to promote creativity and support American workers at the Trade Policy Forum with India, the Transatlantic IPR Working Group with the EU, and in direct engagement with nations like Kenya, Mexico, and Nigeria as well as the possible establishment of an IP working group with the UK, are all major steps forward.

RIAA thanks Ambassador Tai, and the USTR and interagency teams for their tireless work on today’s thoughtful and vital report.


Contact: Liz Kennedy |