Tag Archives: WTO

Stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Global Revolt Against Corporate Domination

Source: Truth Out 10th July,2013   We are in the midst of an epic battle between the people of the world and transnational corporations. Wealthy governments and corporations are merging in a global system in which private corporations have absolute … Continue reading

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India-EU FTA: A parting kick from UPA?

Source: Rediff Barring a few exceptions India has a chronic trade deficit with most of its existing FTA partners as it is with most of its proposed FTA partners, says M R Venkatesh. In a way it is stunning, why … Continue reading

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Emerging threats to public health from regional trade agreements

Source: The Lancet 1st March,2013 Dr Deborah Gleeson PhD, Prof Sharon Friel PhD The decision by Australia’s High Court to uphold the constitutionality of the country’s ground-breaking tobacco plain packaging laws has been heralded as a victory for national sovereignty over vested interests. However, the ability … Continue reading

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Western warnings

Source: Frontline R. RAMACHANDRAN 21 April 2012 India is coming under increasing pressure from the U.S. and the European Union for the strict patentability criteria it applies for medicines. RAJEEV BHATT Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma receives … Continue reading

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Patent to plunder

Source: Frontline AMIT SENGUPTA April 21 2012 India’s efforts to produce and supply life-saving drugs at affordable prices face challenges from multinational companies trying to “evergreen” their patents. SPENCER PLATT/GETTY IMAGES/AFP Demonstrators outside the offices of Novartis in New York … Continue reading

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Press: EU push for liberal patents finds favour with PMO

KG NARENDRANATH, Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011, The Financial Express New Delhi: Hard lobbying by the European Union (EU), home to many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical firms like Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis and Roche, has struck a chord with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), … Continue reading

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KEI: US Industry IP demands on the TPP negotiations leaked

Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) has received a copy of U.S. industry demands on the Intellectual Property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations. A draft letter from US industry to USTR has been leaked [..]. The letter was prepared … Continue reading

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