FYI (the Sili-Valley/telecom-funded ITIF has coined the term “information merchantilism” to describe the policies of industrializing countries) . . .
Summary of Worst Mercantilist Policies in 2013:
China: Scuttled the Information Technology Agreement through a refusal to
Vietnam: Implemented localization requirements on Internet service
Argentina: Expanded its “trade balancing” policies.
Brazil: Prepared legislation that implements local data storage
requirements for Internet service companies.
Uruguay: Implemented local content requirements for the construction
of wind farms.
Russia: Initiated local content requirements for pharmaceutical
India: Issued a patent denial for the cancer drug Glivec and a patent
revocation for the cancer drug Tykerb.
Australia: Prohibited overseas storage of electronic health records.
Canada: Developed a trend of invalidating life science patents for a
failure to fulfill the “utility” requirement.
Ukraine: Listed by the United States Trade Representative as a
Priority Foreign Country on the Special 301 Report.