In March 2018, US President Donald Trump announced new tariffs targeting china’s unfair acquisition of U.S technology. According to a 2017 report by the United States Trade Representative’s, China steals American IPs, costing the US anything from $225 to $600 billion every year.
Of all the tariffs, those imposed on IP theft remain to be the most stringent, but Trump intends to impose them on imports from China totaling $50 billion, to serve as a punishment. According to the US, China violates the US intellectual property such as counterfeiting certain popular brands and products, stealing trade secrets, and also pestering certain businesses to share their technology with some firms from China. This is so that they can also penetrate the vast US market. Major international competitor businesses to China have long been whining of the intellectual property violations by China. As a result, major international companies have since ceased conducting business with Chinese companies. President Trump’s move comes at a point where former measures put in place to discourage China’s bad habit have not been tough enough.
Earlier on, it can be recalled that the president swore to impose a 25% and 10% tariff on steel and aluminum imports respectively. However, the current tariff does not apply to countries like Canada and Mexico, something that looks like a grace period for the countries to keep their houses clean. It is thought that the president is most likely to impose the sanction to other countries considered as US allies.
About Professor Kamil Idris
Professor Kamil Idris was born on 1956 August 26. The scholar is a Sudanese statesman as well as an international civil servant. You can recall him when he used to serve in the World Intellectual Property Organization as the director general from 1997 up until 2008 September. Before joining WIPO in 1982 December, the professor used to sit in the International Law Commission, from 1992 to 96.
UPOV has it that the professor first went to Khartoum University and he is a holder of an LLB. He also attended Cairo University and got a bachelor of arts in various disciplines like Economic Theories and Political Science. He later attended Ohio University where he received his Master in International Law and International Affairs and Graduate Institute of International Studies, the University of Geneva where he got his doctorate in international law amongst many academic qualifications.
In today’s politics those who use outdated methods during the campaign will fail. This is as apparent in local politics as it is in national politics. Campaigns that are still using techniques from the last century will be finding it harder and harder to reach an audience, resulting in failed campaigns and lost elections.
Technology has created a world where organization campaign efforts is easier than ever. Any campaign that is using apps, software, and other advance technology will have a clear advantage over campaigns that do not.
NGP VAN has been helping Democratic campaigns excel above their competition, speeding up the logistics of campaign, and making the entire process more efficient. NGP VAN doesn’t focus a lot of attention on television and radio. Such technologies are a thing of the past and they believe more effective means of operating are available.
Obama’s first run for President is a perfect example of utilizing new technology. Obama’s campaign still showed television commercials and they still used radio ads, but they also utilized the internet in a positive way. The 2008 election was really the first election where the internet was advanced enough to support such ambitious methods, and today, these methods have only gotten more important.
Instead of helping with the making of television commercials and radio spots, NGP VAN allows campaigns to operate more effectively by doing a lot of the work for them. NGP VAN has databases full of voter data. This data makes it possible for NGP VAN to organization a campaign from the ground up, even telling campaigns exactly which households are more likely to agree with the stances of a candidate. NGP VAN allows a campaign to save time by skipping the houses that don’t vote the same as a supported candidate. These homes are less likely to vote for the candidate of choice and are better off skipped.
Today’s political campaigns are not low-budget undertakings and managing a successful one also demands a powerful and effective fundraising apparatus behind it to raise the needed funds. Raising the necessary capital calls for careful planning and organization at both the local and nationwide level. The coordination needed for of all this activity can also result in a lot of aggregate data that can be a bit tedious and challenging to comprehend and evaluate.
As reported in 2016 by a report released by the Federal Election Commission, the average U.S. Senate race contender spent about $10.4 million by the time October rolled around during the election time frame. The report also noted that a comparable winning candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives paid out $1.5 million on advertising campaigns during that same period.
As such, campaigns are increasingly reliant upon new advances in monitoring technology to adjust to the modern era of campaign expenditure.
One of the most promising of these breakthroughs is NGP VAN–a highly-regarded technology provider that merged with Voter Action Network in 2011. The company has introduced digital campaign technology that allows campaign fundraisers to directly interact with donors via multiple online platforms. NGP VAN’s interface also focuses on making sure those who do make campaign donations come away feeling satisfied and confident that their donations align with personal interests, as it is hoped this will promote continued support throughout a campaign run and lessen the prevalence of one-off donations. To date, NGP VAN digital tools have been used by multiple fundraising campaigns for Democratic and Progressive campaigns—including Barack Obama’s political campaigns, as well as some non-profit organizations. By using NGP VAN’s online monitoring tools, campaign managers can coordinate data through internet dashboards with charts and graphs to manage campaign information. Emerging platforms like NGP VAN operate in conjunction with other applications like email, social media, SMS, and peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns, like GoFundMe.