Category Archives: ISDS

Company sues Ukraine in bid to corner hepatitis C drug market

By Josh Kovensky, KyivPost | June 16, 2017 A doctor checks a patient for Hepatitis C in Zaporizhiya. As much as 10 percent of the Ukrainian population could be infected with the disease. Photo by UNIAN Multinational pharmaceutical firm Gilead Sciences has … Continue reading

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Government should release Philip Morris plain packaging case costs says Fair Trade group

Media Release | July 10, 2017 “We welcome the international tribunal decision that Philip Morris tobacco company should pay the costs of its failed case against Australia’s 2011 plain packaging law. But it is absurd and unacceptable that the tribunal has … Continue reading

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Lexmark: The Supreme Court’s patent exhaustion case and parallel trade in drugs

Source: Knowledge Ecology International The Supreme Court’s decision in IMPRESSION PRODUCTS, INC. v. LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC.  has clarified that the United States has world wide exhaustion of patent rights.   According to Professor Fred Abbott, who knows a lot about this issue, and … Continue reading

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Why RCEP is the problem, not the solution

Source: inquirer.net | May 17, 2017 On May 2-12, the 16 member-countries of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) met in Manila for their 18th round of negotiations to craft a multilateral trade deal that would affect half of the world’s … Continue reading

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Oppose RCEP! Fight for Pro-People Trade!

People Over Profit Statement on the 18th Round of Negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in Manila, Philippines 10 May 2017 Amid growing dissent and discontent globally against neoliberal free trade and investment agreements (FTAs), trade negotiators from … Continue reading

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Trade laws that rob common people

Dr Gopal Dabade, Deccan Herald|  May 8 2017 If the RCEP talks materialise, they will give big companies a market access to over 3 billion people. Trade between countries has existed since time immemorial. The World Tr­ade Organisation (WTO) is … Continue reading

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MSF response on RCEP negotiations in the Philippines

Source: MSF Access Campaign New Delhi, 8 May 2017 – The Philippines is set to host the 18th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement’s negotiations in Manila this week. Negotiators from the ten members of the … Continue reading

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