On March 27-29, 2013 Oleh Voloshyn, the Head of the Advisers Group to Vice-Prime-Minister of Ukraine Kostyantyn Gryschenko, paid a working visit to Washington to present a position of Ukraine on protection of intellectual property rights.
While in Washington, O.Voloshyn held meetings at the U.S. Department of State, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). Also, he met with the Senior Legal Advisors of the U.S. Congress and the top-management of the International Intellectual Property Alliance. The American partners were informed of the special attention paid by Ukrainian top officials to the improvement of the intellectual property rights enforcement, as well as specific steps of the Ukrainian government in combating infringement of intellectual property rights in Ukraine.
Providing the American side with additional clarifications and objective arguments will help to review the status of Ukraine in "Special Report 301" in a fair way. The final decision to review the status of Ukraine in "Special 301 Review" in 2013 will be made by USTR by May 1, 2013.