Category Archives: TPP

TPP May Be Dead but Big Pharma’s Still Getting Away with Murder

By: Vijay Das |Source: Telesur For every trade advancement in the name of improving public health and access to essential medicines, Big Pharma counters. The Trans-Pacific Partnership may officially be dead yet a looming free trade battle remains in the … Continue reading

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Jane Kelsey: Governments in denial of a world changing around them

Source: NZHerald | March 29, 2017 The visit of China’s Premier Le Keqiang to New Zealand should be the catalyst for a mature and nuanced discussion of our future relationship with the world’s rising hegemon, not simply, whether we can renegotiate … Continue reading

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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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