Category Archives: WTO

Poor countries allowed to import generic drugs – WTO

By Tom Miles, Reuters | January 23, 2017 Poor countries are allowed to import generic medicines, World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevedo told Reuters on Monday, after the required two-thirds of members agreed a deal that has taken … Continue reading

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It’s Official: TRIPS Health Amendment In Effect, First Ever To A WTO Agreement

Source: http://www.ip-watch.org More than a decade after World Trade Organization member states approved the first-ever legal amendment to a WTO agreement, the change to the international intellectual property agreement has entered into effect. Five more members ratified the amendment in … Continue reading

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New Book Highlights IP Trade Law Flexibilities For Public Health

Source: http://www.ip-watch.org A recently published book by a high-impact public health advocate provides new analysis on the use of flexibilities in international trade law relating to intellectual property rights aimed at advancing discussions on solutions to high drug prices worldwide. … Continue reading

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India Seeks Protection With New Model Bilateral Investment Treaty

By Prabhas Ranjan, The Wire| February 2, 2016 Pricked after being sued by foreign investors under different bilateral investment treaties (BIT), India has adopted a new model. But it could impact the ongoing India-US BIT negotiations. Provoked by foreign investors suing India … Continue reading

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India to file 16 cases against US for WTO treaty violation

Source: The Times of India | May 11, 2016 HIGHLIGHTS India will file 16 cases against the US for violating WTO treaties. Certain programmes of US in the renewable energy sector termed “inconsistent” with global norms. India has appealed before … Continue reading

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RCEP: ASIA’S MEGA-REGIONAL FTA MEANS MEGA IMPACTS FOR PEOPLE IN INDIA AND THE REGION

PRESS RELEASE | 20 April 2016 | New Delhi RCEP: ASIA’S MEGA-REGIONAL FTA MEANS MEGA IMPACTS FOR PEOPLE IN INDIA AND THE REGION As the 12th round of trade negotiations for the RCEP commence in Perth (Australia) from 22 April … Continue reading

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India Assures the US It Will Not Issue Compulsory Licences on Medicines

The government appears bent on decisively abandoning the earlier consensus of adherence to public health goals. Amit Sengupta, The Wire| March 12, 2016 In what is widely being hailed as an extraordinary victory for the multinational pharmaceutical industry over the … Continue reading

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