In the 2014 Special 301 Report, USTR cited 37 nations for an inadequate and ineffective protection of intellectual property; ten on the Priority Watch List (PWL) and 27 on the Watch List (WL).

The listing of 37 nations in 2014 was a decrease from the 41 nations cited in the 2013 Special 301 Report, however, there were no changes in the ten countries listed on the Priority Watch List (PWL), indicating that the worst offenders are still the worst offenders. In addition, the call for an out-of-cycle review (OCR) for India demonstrates the U.S. government's continued concern over the manner in which the IPR situation in India is developing, as well as their commitment to improving it for the benefit of U.S. industries operating there.