Category Archives: Trade Agreements

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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New trade agreement could ‘expose taxpayers’ to financial risk

By Anna Patty, Brisbane Times Australian taxpayers are being warned they are at risk of picking up the bill if Australia is sued by multinational corporations under a new international trade agreement to be signed this week. Under the Trans … Continue reading

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Amitabh Kant bats for early ratification of India-EU FTA

Source: Economic Times | 22 February 2018 New Delhi: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant today said it is “extremely important” for the India-EU free trade pact to be ratified at the earliest as countries like Bangladesh and Vietnam already enjoy … Continue reading

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RCEP: India in a Catch-22

By Chaitanya Netkalappa, Deccan Herald The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed Free Trade Agreement between the Asean countries and six other member countries that aims to boost goods and services trade by eliminating most tariff and non-tariff … Continue reading

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South Centre statement on EU-MERCOSUR trade negotiations

Source: South Centre statement on EU-MERCOSUR trade negotiations EU-MERCOSUR trade negotiations must not impose TRIPS Plus provisions on protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. The South Centre is deeply concerned over intellectual property rights (IPRs) provisions put forward … Continue reading

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Rethinking IP in the TPP: Canadian Government Plays Key Role in Suspending Unbalanced Patent and Copyright Rules

Source: Years of disappointment in trade negotiations have left many Canadian intellectual property watchers hoping for the best, but expecting the worst when it comes to the IP provisions in trade deals. In earlier talks, Canadian negotiators would often advocate … Continue reading

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