International GPS Cooperation

The U.S. government is engaged in a wide range of bilateral and multilateral cooperation efforts related to GPS. Learn more at GPS.gov

The Commerce Department plays a key role in these international cooperation efforts, working to ensure that the global market for satellite navigation goods and services remains open and fair.

Joint UK–U.S. Statement Regarding GPS Intellectual Property

The governments of the United Kingdom and the United States today announced that they had reached a common understanding of intellectual property rights related to GPS and will work together to address broader global navigation satellite systems’ intellectual property issues.

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2012 Joint Announcement on U.S.-Japan GPS Cooperation

The governments of the United States and Japan held their 9th plenary meeting in Washington, D.C., on January 18, 2012, to review and discuss cooperation in the civil use of space-based positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) systems. The Department of

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Joint Announcement on U.S.-Australia Civil GPS and Space Cooperation

On October 26-27, the Department of Commerce participated in U.S. consultations with the Australian government in Washington, D.C., to review progress under and build future activities on the 2007 Joint Delegation Statement on Cooperation in the Civil Use of GPS

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New Presidential Space Policy

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Today, President Obama issued a National Space Policy directive providing comprehensive guidance for all government activities in space, including the commercial, civil, and national security space sectors. The new policy leans farther forward in support of U.S. business interests than

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GPS-Galileo Trade Working Group

The next meeting of the GPS-Galileo Working Group “B” on Trade and Civil Applications is scheduled for April 20, 2010, in Brussels, Belgium. There will be a 45-minute teleconference at the beginning of the meeting to allow U.S. and European

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2010 Joint Announcement on U.S.-Japan GPS Cooperation

The governments of the United States and Japan convened a plenary meeting in Washington, D.C., on January 13, 2010, to review and discuss cooperation in the civil use of GPS and GPS augmentations, including Japan’s MSAS and QZSS. The Office

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Presentation from Global Space Technology Forum 2009

On December 7, 2009, Jason Kim of the Office of Space Commercialization delivered a presentation on “Commercial Opportunities to Use GPS for Sustainable Development” at the Global Space Technology Forum 2009 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The presentation describes

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Presentations from Navigation Conference in Sweden

On October 27, Jason Kim of the Office of Space Commercialization presented a GPS program and policy update at a meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) International Information Subcommittee in Stockholm, Sweden. He spoke on behalf of

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QZSS Ground Station Established at NOAA Site in Guam

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On August 25, NOAA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) cut the ribbon on a monitoring station in Guam that will track spacecraft from JAXA’s upcoming Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS). Designed to work seamlessly with GPS, QZSS is a

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USTR Report to Congress on Galileo Market Access

On July 15, 2009, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) submitted a report to Congress on U.S. equipment industry access to Galileo markets and Europe’s compliance with the trade provisions in the GPS-Galileo Agreement of 2004. USTR prepared

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