Category Archives: Trade Agreements

India, US agree to hold comprehensive talks to address trade issues

Source: India Today| June 13, 2018 By Lalit K Jha Washington, Jun 13 (PTI) India and the US have agreed to hold official-level comprehensive talks to address trade and economic issues, days after President Donald Trump accused New Delhi of … Continue reading

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NAFTA and International Public Health: An interfaith call for access to medicines

Source: United States Conference of Catholics Bishops Recognizing the inherent dignity of the human person, our faith traditions call us to care for the sick and respond to the needs of the poor in our societies. Trade agreements can have enormous … Continue reading

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US faith-based groups call for no TRIPS-plus in NAFTA

Top leadership from multiple major faith denominations strongly reaffirmed their traditions’ recognition of the human right to health, and insisted that trade agreements including a renegotiated NAFTA should not include terms that extend medicine monopolies. The statement, found here: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/global-issues/trade/upload/NAFTA-and-International-Public-Health-An-Interfaith-Call-for-Access-to-Medicines.pdfContinue reading

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Canada-EU Trade Deal Will Cost Canadians Hundreds Of Millions In Extra Drug Costs: PBO It will take longer for generic drugs to reach the market under the terms of CETA.

Source: Huffpost | April 27, 2018 OTTAWA — An extension of drug patent protections in the Canada-EU free trade deal could end up costing Canadians an estimated $392 million a year, and federal coffers up to $270 million more annually, … Continue reading

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India joining RCEP trade pact could be disastrous: NITI Aayog

Source: live mint | April 25, 2018 New Delhi: Government think tank NITI Aayog, in a note on free trade agreements (FTAs) and their costs for India, has argued that the country needs to rethink joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership … Continue reading

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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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Speech of Dr. Tedros (WHO Director-General) – l Symposium on Sustainable Development Goals: Innovative technologies to promote healthy lives and well-being

WHO Headquarters, Geneva 26 February 2018 My brother Roberto, my brother Francis, Distinguished participants, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, Good morning, and welcome to WHO. It’s great to have you here. As you know, universal health coverage is one of the … Continue reading

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