Category Archives: FTA

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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Eli Lilly’s ISDS Patent Claim against Canada Defeated

In an unprecedented case, Eli Lilly initiated an amended investor-state-dispute-settlement (ISDS) claim against the government of Canada in 2013 after Canada’s highest courts upheld invalidations on new therapeutic use patents for two chemical compounds – olanzapine and atomoxetine, the active … Continue reading

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Avoid Patent Clauses in Trade Treaties that can Kill Millions

By Martin Khor, Inter Press Service | February 27, 2017 PENANG, Feb 27 2017 (IPS) – Recently a very interesting article on why there are inequalities in access to health care and how  medicine prices are beyond the reach of many … Continue reading

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“Trade deals can have adverse impact on access to generic medicines”

Source: Governance Now Interview with Dr Peter Ghys, interim director, strategic information and evaluation, UNAIDS  Dr Ghys also holds the post of chief, strategic information and monitoring division of UNAIDS. The division’s main functions include analysis of levels and trends … Continue reading

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In pics: Delhi Network of Positive People at Embassies of RCEP negotiating countries

As the next Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement rounds are set to take place in Tianjin, China, from 17-21 October, Delhi Network of Positive People urges all the negotiating countries to reject any terms in the deal that … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Ambassadors (in India) of RCEP negotiating countries by Delhi Network of Positive People

Open Letter to Ambassadors of RCEP negotiating countries  Member countries Must Consider the Impact of RCEP on Access to Medicines in Developing Countries  Don’t trade our lives away! We are writing to you on behalf of the Delhi Network of … Continue reading

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TPP deal still a possibility, PM Key says

By Paul McBeth, The Scoop | September 5, 2016 Prime Minister John Key still sees a completed Trans Pacific Partnership agreement as a possibility, though he isn’t confident it will get over the line. Key will talk to US President … Continue reading

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