Category Archives: EU-India FTA

A disaster in the making

By A. RANGARAJAN, The Frontline | Edition September 2, 2016 Medecins Sans Frontieres warns that the free or regional trade agreements that are being negotiated, which seek to strengthen current patent regimes, are a potential threat to the developing world’s … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C sufferer warns ‘hundreds of thousands will die’ if India changes patent law in trade deal

By South Asia correspondent James Bennett, ABC News | Apr 2, 2016 India, sometimes dubbed “pharmacy to the developing world”, is facing pressure to change strict patent laws as it negotiates a trade deal with Europe. That would make it easier … Continue reading

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Resumption of India-EU FTA negotiations Will access to affordable generic medicines come under threat?

To, Ms. Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade, Brussels   Re: 13th EU-India summit 30 March 2016   Resumption of India-EU FTA negotiations Will access to affordable generic medicines come under threat?

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At EU-India Summit, India must defend its ‘pharmacy of the developing world’

MSF urges Indian Prime Minister not to cave into pressure from EU to accept trade deal that could harm access to medicines for millions of people Brussels/Geneva/New Delhi, 29 March, 2016 – Ahead of tomorrow’s EU-India Summit in Brussels, the … Continue reading

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Govt says India is engaging with EU to sort out pharma issues

Source: LiveMint |Mar 02 2016, ECONOMY  MARKET-PULSE In order to strengthen technical co-operation on good manufacturing practices, Minister of State for Fertilisers Hansraj Gangaram Ahir has said that India is engaging with European Union’s (EU) to sort out regulatory issues following … Continue reading

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Meet with Sharif likely during PM Modi’s 3-nation trip in March

Source: The Indian Express| February 29, 2016 PM Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia will be preceded by a trip to Washington for NSS, which will be attended by leaders from nearly 50 countries, including Pakistan’s Sharif. Prime Minister Narendra Modi … Continue reading

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FTA: India, EU officials to meet on Feb 22 in Brussels

Source: Money Control | February 17, 2016 Top officials of India and the European Union (EU) will meet again on February 22 in Brussels to review the stalled negotiations for the proposed free trade agreement. On January 18 here, chief negotiators of … Continue reading

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