Category Archives: IPR Enforcement

Section 301: US investigates allegations of forced technology transfers to China

Source: EastAsia Forum Authors: Zhiyao (Lucy) Lu and Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics On 18 August 2017, the Trump administration invoked Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 to launch an investigation into alleged Chinese violations of intellectual … Continue reading

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The Trump Executive Order on drug prices: not what was promised nor needed, and contrary to US self interest

Source: Medium Emily Kopp has a big scoop for Kaiser Health News. She has obtained a six page document outlining the draft provisions or objectives of a proposed Presidential Executive Order (EO) on drug prices. She has shared some of … Continue reading

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June 2017 Alert: Pressure on countries hiked by US on IP

The US government is stepping up on TRIPS plus pressure through bilateral forums based on a US law that passed under Obama to strengthen IPR enforcement and the 301 process. Countries targeted include India, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Ukraine in Asia … Continue reading

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A trade pact that could hit India hard

By Ranja Sengupta, The Hindu BusinessLine There’s a rush to finalise RCEP this year. India is being pushed into covering most tariff lines, which will destroy its economy There was clearly huge pressure on India to conclude negotiations this year … Continue reading

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Trade laws that rob common people

Dr Gopal Dabade, Deccan Herald|  May 8 2017 If the RCEP talks materialise, they will give big companies a market access to over 3 billion people. Trade between countries has existed since time immemorial. The World Tr­ade Organisation (WTO) is … Continue reading

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MSF response on RCEP negotiations in the Philippines

Source: MSF Access Campaign New Delhi, 8 May 2017 – The Philippines is set to host the 18th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement’s negotiations in Manila this week. Negotiators from the ten members of the … Continue reading

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European Commission publishes negotiating proposals for EU-Indonesia trade deal

It is important to note that the EU proposals on IP are TRIPS-plus in multiple regards and would surely reduce policy space in Indonesia and negatively impact access to affordable medicines.  Even a preliminary review of the proposal reveals: A … Continue reading

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