Category Archives: TPP

Ahead of Chile Meeting, 200+ Civil Society Groups Tell Their Trade Ministers: Do Not Resuscitate the TPP

9 March 2017   For Immediate Release–As trade ministers from across the Pacific rim prepare to discuss the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Chile next week, more than 200 organizations representing citizens across the Pacific Rim urged their governments to … 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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16-nation RCEP talks resume in wake of TPP’s demise

By Eric Johnston, Japan Times KOBE – The 16-nation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a multilateral agreement that would cover half the world’s population, has reached a major turning point, delegates said Monday at the start of five days of negotiations. … Continue reading

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Civil society, patient groups call on Japan and South Korea to withdraw harmful proposals from RCEP negotiations

By Ramesh Shankar, http://www.pharmabiz.com | February 24, 2017 As 16 countries negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement meet next week in Kobe, Japan, for the seventeenth round of negotiations, civil society and patient groups, including the international medical humanitarian … Continue reading

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India on stronger footing to resist IPR framework at RCEP

Stiff negotiations on goods, services expected at Kobe meet By Amiti Sen, Hindu BusinessLine | FEBRUARY 23, 2017 India will be on a stronger wicket to oppose the stringent IPR framework being pushed by some members at the next negotiating round … Continue reading

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A ‘New’ Recipe for Trade

By Shalini Bhutani, The Economic & Political Weekly (Vol. 52 Issue No. 7) With other mega regional trade agreements like the Trans–Pacific Partnership in uncertainty, trade treaties like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will acquire greater significance beyond their original … Continue reading

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TPP is dead, but its legacy lives on

By Arjun Jayadeva, The HinduThe Hindu | February 9, 2017 The Trans-Pacific Partnership was dead long before Donald Trump signed his executive order. But its damaging aspects, like stringent IP provisions, have just migrated to other agreements U.S. President Donald Trump’s … Continue reading

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