International Trade

June 25, 2014

BIO and the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE) have released a new report,...

July 18, 2013

Earlier this week, BIO submitted a letter and white paper to the U.S. Trade Representative...

July 18, 2013

It is imperative that the TPP create a set of strong intellectual property standards –...

April 17, 2013

The fifth annual edition of Scientific American Worldview explores ongoing challenges and...

Letters, Testimony & Comments

February 9 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) appreciates the opportunity to participate in the Special 301 process and is hopeful that our contribution will assist the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) efforts in preserving strong intellectual property protections for United States’ companies internationally. BIO appreciates the opportunity to comment on 2015 Special 301 Review: Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974: Request for Public Comment and Announcement of Public Hearing.
July 10 2013
Therapeutic biologics are an opportunity to address unmet patient needs, drive innovation, and assist China's transformation into a knowledge-intensive economy.
June 19 2013
The TTIP represents a profoundly important opportunity to advance progress in these areas. The following comments represent BIO’s initial suggestions for the formulation of negotiating objectives relevant to biotechnology.  
June 3 2013
BIO appreciates the opportunity to respond to the Request for Comments issued by the U.S. Trade Representative on objectives to be pursued in the negotiation of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. 
February 8 2013
Biotechnology companies provide unique benefits to the United States and the world. In the health care sector alone, the industry has developed and commercialized more than 300 biotechnology drugs and diagnostics and there are over 400 products in the pipeline.

Press Releases

July 29 2015
Today BIO joined a coalition of organizations urging the Government of Japan to maintain the established reimbursement pricing structure for pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
June 20 2012
The Biotechnology Industry Organization(BIO) unveiled a report on the role of intellectual property rights in encouraging upstream research and development as well as downstream commercialization of biotechnology at the 2012 BIO International Convention.
June 6 2012
The report will be released at a Super Session, titled "International Leaders Share Their Worldview: Scientific American's Regional Bio-Innovation Scorecard."
February 21 2011
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) stresses the critical importance of protecting intellectual property abroad in comments recently filed with the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on the 2011 Special 301 Review.
April 6 2010
The Obama Administration has made substantial progress to avoid retaliatory measures in a long-running “cotton dispute” brought by Brazil against the United States.