Category Archives: Organizations

Section 301: US investigates allegations of forced technology transfers to China

Source: EastAsia Forum Authors: Zhiyao (Lucy) Lu and Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics On 18 August 2017, the Trump administration invoked Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 to launch an investigation into alleged Chinese violations of intellectual … Continue reading

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IP watch: UN human rights council adopts access to medicines resolution

Source: IP Watch | June 23, 2017 The United Nations Human Rights Council today adopted a resolution on the right to health in relation to the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including a call for medicines and vaccines access for … Continue reading

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RCEP: A disaster for India and its People

Given India’s burgeoning trade deficit, it is time for a complete overhaul of India’s trade policy. Professor Biswajit Dhar, amongst India’s foremost trade economists, speaks to Newsclick on the dangers of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a mega regional … Continue reading

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RCEP is Worse Than WTO

Source: newsclick RCEP is worse than WTO. Free Trade Agreement will impact Livelihoods of Farmers and Workers, and Access to Affordable Medicine. On June 14th a coalition, of various unions of farmers, trade unions, and civil society groups, met at … Continue reading

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Pharmaceuticals & Patents, a talk by Justice Prabha Sridevan

  I am grateful to the Dr. N.S. Gopalakrishnan for inviting me to inaugurate this workshop, the theme being “Pharmaceuticals and patents.” This is a very important one today when there is a claim for a strong patent regime. But I must … 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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