Global Markets & Trade

We engage policymakers and industry partners globally to encourage the adoption of national laws and regulations to support the development of the biotechnology sector.  Pursuing biotechnology specific outcomes within new trade agreements and modernizing older agreements is important as the biotechnology sector is increasingly global, requiring rules to govern the trade in biotechnology product and foster cross-border collaboration.

Letters, Comments & Testimony
March 27, 2019
Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974, known as the “Special 301” provisions, requires the United States Trade Representative to identify countries that deny adequate and effective intellectual property protections or fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on IP protection. As…
January 17, 2019
BIO urges the Administration to fully assess the potential impact of export controls on biotechnologies on “the impact on the economy of the United States” and on the sustainability of the U.S.’s global leadership in biotechnology, and pursue them “only to the extent necessary” to ensure national…
February 14, 2020
Dear Sir/Madam:  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) thanks to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) for the opportunity to submit comments regarding the Draft Guidance, Qualification Process for Drug Development Tools. BIO is the world's largest trade association…