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Archived updates for Thursday, October 07, 2004

U.S. Foreign Aid for I/P Training

The U.S. State Department will spend over $2.5 million on 16 United States Government-sponsored international training programs in various parts of the world to combat piracy and counterfeiting efforts.

In August 2004 the Department announced the first phase of this overseas I/P initiative with $1.31 million for projects in Paraguay, Thailand and Mexico, as well as for projects by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Association of South East Asia Nations, and countries participating in the Central America Free Trade Agreement.

In the second phase announced on October 6, the State Department will provide $1.19 million to ten enforcement-related training programs. Funds will be obligated for projects to combat intellectual property theft in Brazil, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and Panama, as well as for initiatives in the Tri-border region of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil; in Africa; with Interpol; and with countries in the China-East Asia Pacific region.

Further details on individual programs and projects are available on the website of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.
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