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Latin American states form alliance to tackle investment treaties

Source: SUNS Guayaquil, Ecuador, 23 Apr (Meena Raman) – South American governments have formed a new alliance to fight back against the increasing lawsuits taken against them by transnational companies under bilateral investment treaties. The alliance, known as “the Conference … Continue reading

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Ecuador Moves to Annul U.S.-Ecuador BIT, Denounces Investor-State System

Source: Eyes on trade blog by Public Citizen March 14, 2013 As global criticism of the investor-state dispute system mounts, Ecuador is taking concrete steps to secede from pacts that enshrine this system, which exposes the country to direct attacks on its … Continue reading

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More on CL issued by Ecuador for life-saving HIV/AIDS treatment to local pharmaceutical firm at Public Citizen

Source: Public Citizen On November 12, 2012, Ecuador issued a second license to promote cost-cutting generic competition for life-saving HIV/AIDS treatments. The government issued the license to Acromax, a firm based in Ecuador, to import and locally produce Glaxo’s patented … Continue reading

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Ecuador issues a compulsory license on abacavir/lamivudine on 12 November 2012

Source: KEI Online On 12 November 2012, Ecuador issued a compulsory license on abacavir/lamivudine. This follows the issuance of Ecuador’s first compulsory license in 2009 on ritonavir/lopinavir. In a press release issued by Ecuador’s Institute of Intellectual Property, Ecuador noted … Continue reading

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