Category Archives: TPP

RCEP: ASIA’S MEGA-REGIONAL FTA MEANS MEGA IMPACTS FOR PEOPLE IN INDIA AND THE REGION

PRESS RELEASE | 20 April 2016 | New Delhi RCEP: ASIA’S MEGA-REGIONAL FTA MEANS MEGA IMPACTS FOR PEOPLE IN INDIA AND THE REGION As the 12th round of trade negotiations for the RCEP commence in Perth (Australia) from 22 April … Continue reading

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TPP: A new low

By Richard Trumka, The Hill| February 2, 2016 As a dozen nations gather in New Zealand this week to officially sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), working families in the United States are sounding the alarm on a deal that would … Continue reading

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Biologic exclusivity provisions could scupper U.S. plan for TPP

By Matthew Driskill, FiercePharmaAsia |February 5, 2016 As expected and as FiercePharmaAsia reported in October 2015, provisions in the torturously negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact that deal with the exclusive period on biologics look set to derail plans to … Continue reading

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Libre: New free trade pact

Atty Mel Libre, Sunstar| Feb 6, 2016 IT WOULD have been like another working day in Auckland if not for the 5,000-plus protesters that created a commotion outside Sky City Hotel where ministers from 12 countries, including New Zealand, signed … Continue reading

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Drawn Up in Secret, the TPP’s Text Helps Big Pharma Put Patents Over Patients

The Wire; November 9, 2015. The substantial new barriers against generic entry envisaged by the TPP will not only ensure longer monopoly pricing for pharmaceutical products but also render competition between brand and generic manufacturers unviable.

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TPP text released: IP covered by investor-state dispute settlements (ISDS)

Knowledge Ecology International; November 5, 2015. The negotiators have finally released, for the first time, TPP text, which is on the web here. Despite assurances from the contrary by Australia and USTR, intellectual property is a covered asset subject to Investor State … Continue reading

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Where’s India on the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

12 American, Asian and Oceanian countries have concluded their negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an extensive free trade agreement, recently. The deal includes a number of provisions on intellectual property, that will be detrimental to access to affordable medicines. … Continue reading

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