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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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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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