Category Archives: FTA

As Modi Visits US, What Does the Free Trade Pact Mean for India’s Pharma Industry?

Source: The Wire 21st September 2019 A Free Trade Agreement with the US will likely result in the amendment of the Patents Act, which could impact the Indian pharma industry.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to travel to the US … Continue reading

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Pharma talks: Govt urged to safeguard public health

Source: Times Of India 21st September 2019   Mumbai: Ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the US to discuss a ‘trade-package’ with US President, health activists, patient groups and the domestic medical device industry have urged the government not to … Continue reading

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Activists urge Modi to reject India-US trade deal as it may hit access to affordable healthcare

Source: Live Mint 21st September 2019 The letter to the prime minister comes ahead of his visit to the US starting Sunday, where he is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump NEW DELHI : A civil society group has written to Prime … Continue reading

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Trump Races for Trade Deals With Japan and India as China Fight Persists

Source: The New York Times 20th September     President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan discussing trade at the Group of 7 summit in France last month. Unlike traditional trade deals, any agreement they announce is likely to … Continue reading

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RCEP trade pact likely to be concluded in November: ASEAN chief Lim Jock Hoi

Source : Japan Times 9th April 2019, New Delhi Chiang, Rai Thailand-An Asiawide free trade deal involving 16 countries will likely be concluded in November at a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to be held in Thailand, … Continue reading

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PM Narendra Modi arrives in Singapore for RCEP Summit

15th Nov 2018, New Delhi Source: LiveMint Singapore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Singapore on Wednesday for a two-day visit during which he will attend the East Asia Summit, an ASEAN-India informal meet, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) summit … Continue reading

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Health activists raise concerns over IP provisions at RCEP

15th Nov 2018, New Delhi Source: Times of India MUMBAI: Public health activists and patient groups have raised serious concerns over intellectual property (IP) provisions in the ongoing negotiations of regional comprehensive economic partnership (RCEP), charging Japan and South Korea … Continue reading

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