Category Archives: Trade Agreements

RCEP negotiators must fix the damaging provisions that remain a threat to public health

Hyderabad, July 21, 2017 – As negotiators for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement meet for another round of negotiations in Hyderabad next week, networks of people living with HIV/AIDS  from different parts of the country, public health experts from the … Continue reading

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An Access Regime based on Indian Patents Act -Review Of “The Access Regime” by Feroz Ali

Source: LiveLaw.in Even though the Agreement on the trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPS) set the minimum standards of protection and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights, it could not harmonise the various national patent laws. Irrespective of the … Continue reading

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COLD RECEPTION TO RCEP AS PEOPLE’S RESISTANCE CONSOLIDATES

July 19,  2017 | New Delhi, India Released at the Press Club of India On July 18, 2017 the 19th round of RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) negotiations began in Hyderabad. While the subject-wise Working Groups formed under the RCEP … Continue reading

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Government should release Philip Morris plain packaging case costs says Fair Trade group

Media Release | July 10, 2017 “We welcome the international tribunal decision that Philip Morris tobacco company should pay the costs of its failed case against Australia’s 2011 plain packaging law. But it is absurd and unacceptable that the tribunal has … Continue reading

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How RCEP affects food and farmers

Source: GRAIN The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a mega-regional trade deal being negotiated among 16 countries across Asia-Pacific. If adopted, RCEP will cover half the world’s population, including 420 million small family farms that produce 80% of the region’s food. RCEP is … 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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