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March 16, 2022

More information about Croatia is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed below:

Mandated by Congress, the Human Rights Reports help inform U.S. government policy and foreign assistance. They are also a reference for other governments, international institutions, non-governmental organizations, legal professionals, scholars, interested citizens, and journalists.

The Department of State’s International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) — due to Congress March 1st annually — is prepared in accordance with §489 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (the “FAA,” 22 U.S.C. §2291). The INCSR is the United States Government’s country-by-country two volume report that describes the efforts to attack all aspects of the international drug trade, chemical control, money laundering and financial crimes.

The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue.

U.S. law requires the Secretary of State to provide Congress, by April 30 of each year, a full and complete report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation. This annual report is entitled Country Reports on Terrorism. Beginning with the report for 2004, it replaced the previously published Patterns of Global Terrorism.

The term “intellectual property” refers collectively to intangible property such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, and it shares many of the characteristics associated with tangible, personal property. Intellectual property can be bought, sold, licensed, or given away like real property. In the same way, intellectual property can also be pirated. IPR piracy has increased in recent years, and it involves the production and sale of counterfeit versions of everything from clothes and batteries to compact discs, software, auto parts, and medicines.