Last week's talks were hosted by the office of the US Trade
Representative (USTR) in Washington DC and included a series of
luncheons dubbed as "informal" by the USTR.
The luncheons were meant to facilitate interaction among
stakeholders, representatives from non-governmental
organisations (NGOs), business leaders and the negotiating
parties. These are: the US, Australia, Canada, the European
Union, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, the
Republic of Korea and Switzerland.
Industry stakeholders represented at the luncheons included
the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the US
Chamber's Global Intellectual Property Center, Copyright
Alliance, Google, AT&T, the Motion Picture Association of
America (MPAA), Verizon, Consumer Electronics Association, INTA
and the Computer & Communications Industry Association,