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Classic case of misplaced ‘bravado’

Source: Business Line 24 Aug 2015 GVK’s tangle with the EU authorities is a regulatory issue, and not a trade concern On May 22, 2015, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) reaffirmed its recommendation to suspend a number of medicines for … Continue reading

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RCEP agreement: Ministers of 16 nations to finalise modalities on August 24 in Malaysia

Source: Economic Times 18 Aug 2015 NEW DELHI: As negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership(RCEP) agreement progress, ministers of 16 member countries, including India and China will meet in Kuala Lumpur on August 24 to finalise the modalities of the … Continue reading

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Was India immature in calling off free trade talks with EU?

Source: Livemint 18 Aug 2015 While India intended to send a strong signal to the European Union by cancelling talks for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) after the European Commission imposed a ban on some Indian generic drugs, experts … Continue reading

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Will America’s Drug Lobby Destroy the TPP?

Source: The National Interest 18 Aug 2015 “Unfortunately, the United States seems determined to complicate this important work with petty, unreasonable demands for pharmaceutical protections.” For all the talk about the Trans-Pacific Partnership being a high-standard agreement that will set … Continue reading

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India, US to hold key commercial dialogue next month

Source: The Times of India 13 Aug 2015 NEW DELHI: India and the US will hold first-ever high-level strategic and commercial dialogue next month in Washington focusing on areas such as ease of doing business and smart cities with an aim … Continue reading

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Regional cooperation pact talks: China demands more concessions from India, Japan

Source: Business Line 13 Aug 2015 Beijing holds up pact in goods; India fears import surge from China China has emerged as India’s toughest adversary at the on-going Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership pact being negotiated between 16 countries including the … Continue reading

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EU hoping for solution after FTA talks stalled over drug ban

Source: The Economic Times NEW DELHI: The European Union today defended its decision to ban around 700 generic drugs clinically tested by GVK Biosciences which had prompted India to defer the talks with the 28-nation bloc on the proposed free … Continue reading

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