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Intellectual Property:  Protection of New Varieties of Plants

Convention of December 2, 1961, as revised.  Done at Geneva on March 19, 1991; Transmitted by the President of the United States of America to the Senate September 5, 1995 (Treaty Doc. 104-17, 104th Congress, 1st Session); Reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations May 19, 1998 (Senate Executive Report No. 105-15, 105th Congress, 2d Session); Advice and consent to ratification by the Senate June 26, 1998; Ratified by the President November 20, 1998;Instrument of Ratification of the United States of America deposited January 22, 1999; entered into force for the United States February 22, 1999.

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The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future