Category Archives: WTO

MSF statement on resumption of EU-India FTA negotiations

Source: MSF Access Campaign | 11 April 2018 Officials from the European Union (EU) and India are expected to meet in Brussels on April 12th to resume technical talks on the long-stalled EU-India free trade agreement (FTA). A leaked draft … Continue reading

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WTO TRIPS Council (February 2018): South Africa’s statement on the regulatory review exception

Source:Knowledge Ecology International by Thiru Balasubramaniam| February 27, 2018 On Tuesday, 27 February 2018, the representative of the Republic of South Africa delivered the following statement at the World Trade Organization’s TRIPS Council; South Africa delivered this statement under agenda item on … Continue reading

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India to oppose anti-generics proposals at RCEP meet

Source: LiveMint India stands firm in opposing proposals that could hinder global access to affordable generic drugs and life-saving vaccines South Korea and Japan have been pushing for proposals to extend drug and vaccine patent terms, a move that is … Continue reading

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Global access to affordable medicines should not be restricted

MSF has witnessed the negative impact of monopoly pricing on life-saving medicines and vaccines in its medical projects all over the world. Courtesy- ajp.com.au As 16 countries negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement meet this week in Incheon, … Continue reading

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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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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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