Category Archives: Trade Agreements

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: http://www.bilaterals.org 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: http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2017/11/rethinking-ip-in-the-tpp/ 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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The Trans-Pacific Partnership is back: experts respond

Source: The Conversation The latest incarnation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is said to have “fewer bad bits”. But as our experts point out below, there’s still a great deal wrong with, or missing from, the regional free trade agreement. The new … Continue reading

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Time for costly medicine monopolies to go from TPP trade talks

Source: Conversation.com |November 9, 2017 Negotiators from 11 countries have been racing to resurrect the near-dead Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit this weekend. The latest plan to get the controversial trade deal up and running … 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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