Category Archives: Trade Agreements

India offering ‘far deeper’ proposals in RCEP: Rita Teaotia

Source: PTI Published: The Economic Times | March 27, 2017 NEW DELHI: Pitching for liberalisation of trade in services, India today said it is offering “far deeper” proposals in the proposed mega deal RCEP than most of the other member … Continue reading

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Jane Kelsey: Governments in denial of a world changing around them

Source: NZHerald | March 29, 2017 The visit of China’s Premier Le Keqiang to New Zealand should be the catalyst for a mature and nuanced discussion of our future relationship with the world’s rising hegemon, not simply, whether we can renegotiate … Continue reading

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Switzerland wants stricter intellectual property rules in India that could harm generic drug makers

By Jyotsna Singh, Scroll | March 23, 2017 Developed countries continue to put pressure on India to move to stricter intellectual property regimes that would favour multinational pharmaceutical countries over generic drug manufacturers. A new leaked document shows that the … Continue reading

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Panel Rejects Eli Lilly Claim Over Canadian Patent Law, Orders Company to Pay Millions in Costs

In the early 1990s, Eli Lilly applied for patent protection in Canada for two chemical compounds, olanzapine and atomoxetine. The company had already obtained patents over the compounds, but asserted that it had evidence to support new uses for the … Continue reading

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European FTA pushes for tougher IPR rules under ongoing trade talks with India

Switzerland proposed that India agree to broader patentable principles, as per a leaked note on the proposed Intellectual Property Rights chapter of the talks   The leaked note followed a telephone conversation commerce minister Sitharaman and Swiss minister for economic … Continue reading

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India–EFTA trade talks may make medicines more expensive

MSF and civil society urge Swiss negotiators not to undermine the ‘pharmacy of the developing world’   Geneva/New Delhi, 22March 2017 – Asintellectual property (IP) negotiators from India andthe four countries from EFTA (European Free Trade Association) meeting New Delhi … Continue reading

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Ahead of Chile Meeting, 200+ Civil Society Groups Tell Their Trade Ministers: Do Not Resuscitate the TPP

9 March 2017   For Immediate Release–As trade ministers from across the Pacific rim prepare to discuss the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Chile next week, more than 200 organizations representing citizens across the Pacific Rim urged their governments to … Continue reading

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