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The trade war between the US and China risks severely impacting the publishing industry, with the Association of American Publishers (AAP) expressing its concern and consulting members to understand the scale of the potential impact of further tariffs.

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At the end of June 2019, IPA’s USA member, the Association of American Publishers, filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as part of the Commission’s hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.

Sri Lanka Book Publishing Association with Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

A delegation of the Sri Lanka Book Publishers Association (SLBPA) met Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo on May 16, 2019 and donated Rs 450,000 to assist poor students affected by the bomb blasts in the 3 churches on April 21. The Publishers Association also offered scholarships with a monthly stipend to 6 students until they graduate from University.

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El espacio iberoamericano del libro 2018 (published by CERLALC, an intergovernmental organization based in Bogotá, Colombia) is mapping the book publishing sector in Latin America, based on data from 19 countries, plus their trade relations with Spain and Portugal.

Thai publisher and recent member of the IPA Executive Committee Trasvin Jittidecharak attended a WIPO regional seminar in Seoul in April. As part of her preparations she prepared a detailed report for us on the situation of the publishing industry in the ASEAN region. 

Hugo Setzer at Camera Colombiana del Libro

IPA President Hugo Setzer recently visited Bogotá, Colombia, where he had meetings with IPA member, the Cámara Colombiana del Libro and with the Colombian IP office. 

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