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Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law"

2-Sep-2014 La Voz Guatemala’s Constitutional Court has provisionally suspended the entry into force of the controversial "Monsanto Law" required by CAFTA to legalise property rights over plant varieties

  • 25-Jul-2007 La Prensa Libre
    Costa Rica: inicia discusión de proyecto del TLC

    Resolución de la Presidencia de la Asamblea despejaría dudas sobre procedimiento de 41 bis en proyecto de Obtenciones Vegetales

  • 17-May-2007 Miguel Macedo
    Los derechos de propiedad intelectual, la biopiratería y el conocimiento tradicional

    No es posible que el que mejora genéticamente una planta pueda tener mayores beneficios que aquel que la domesticó, que aquel que encontró hace cientos de años su uso y los beneficios de su uso, puesto que no existe equilibrio entre su aporte científico y la retribución que recibe, no es posible permitir esto ni en un TLC ni en el plano multilateral (OMC, OMPI).

  • 16-May-2007
    Costa Rica: el TLC sí privilegia el comercio sobre la protección de la vida, la salud y el ambiente

    El pasado jueves 10 de mayo, la Viceministra de Comercio Exterior, Sra. Amparo Pacheco, publicó un artículo en la prensa nacional donde con argumentos aparentemente "técnicos" intenta descalificar el contundente pronunciamiento emitido por Monseñor Ignacio Trejos, Obispo Emérito de Pérez Zeledón titulado "Ante el referendo sobre el Tratado de Libre Comercio"

  • 25-Apr-2007 SEARICE
    JPEPA: The Philippine fall into the IPR bilateral trap

    The Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement poses serious questionable intellectual property provisions which ultimately undermine the rights of Filipino farmers, communities and the public in general.

  • 12-Apr-2007 Equinoxio
    TLC Colombia-Estados Unidos: negociando a espaldas de la soberanía y de la justicia ambiental

    Efraín Olarte Olarte es un ciudadano común y corriente, como usted o como yo. Contador público retirado, quien se ha convertido en el representante de los veedores ciudadanos en la mesa de propiedad intelectual, patentes y biodiversidad del Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) entre Colombia y Estados Unidos

  • 12-Apr-2007 Equinoxio
    Colombia: TLC, propiedad intelectual y biodiversidad

    Lastimosamente durante las negociaciones del TLC para los países andinos, nunca se consultó (ni aún se ha consultado) a los pueblos de la región andina sobre sus pretensiones

  • 3-Apr-2007 Hankyoreh
    SK reportedly agrees to nix testing US genetically modified crops

    South Korea has reportedly exempted US foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from safety tests in the Korea-US free trade agreement struck on April 2, a move that Korean environmentalists criticised as the government "selling off" the health of the nation.

  • 2-Apr-2007 The Nation
    Signing of FTA is like policy corruption, NGOs tell govt

    A group of Thai non-governmental organisations led by FTA Watch yesterday launched a campaign against the Surayud government over its plan to sign a free-trade pact with Japan tomorrow. The Japan-Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement will cause tremendous damage to a massive number of farmers and allow a foreign country to take over the country’s biological resources, while only a few exporters would benefit, they said.

  • 29-Mar-2007 Bloque Verde
    Costa Rica: Pronunciamiento sobre UPOV en el marco del carnaval de la semilla

    El Movimiento Cultura Frente al TLC, el Bloque Verde, la FECON y la Unión Nacional de Productores Agropecuarios llaman al rechazo de la aprobación del Tratado de Budapest y del Convenio de Protección de Obtenciones Vegetales (UPOV).

  • 29-Mar-2007 Bangkok Post
    Last minute bid to delay FTA

    Four anti-free trade groups will today seek an emergency order from Thailand’s Supreme Administrative Court to stop the signing of the free trade area (FTA) agreement with Japan next week. They are the Khao Kwan Foundation, the Bio Thai Foundation, the Consumers’ Foundation and the Aids Access Foundation.

  • 27-Feb-2007 The Nation
    No renegotiation on Thai-Japan trade deal

    Thai Foreign Minister Nitya Pibulsonggram told a powerful Japanese business association on Monday that Thailand would not renegotiate on any issues in the controversial economic agreement with Japan.

  • 24-Feb-2007 Bangkok Post
    Coup-installed govt seeks Japan’s approval via rushed trade pact

    Despite an earlier announcement that all signing and negotiating of free trade agreements would be halted, the government of Gen Surayud Chulanont bit its tongue yet again, with the issuing of a cabinet resolution on Feb 20 stating its readiness to go ahead with the Japan-Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement (JTEPA).

  • 21-Feb-2007 Bangkok Post
    Govt orders more FTA talks

    The Thai cabinet yesterday instructed officials negotiating the Thai-Japanese Free Trade Agreement not to sign any deal without further talks with Tokyo to clear the air on issues like toxic waste imports and the patenting of micro-organisms.

  • 17-Feb-2007 The Nation
    NGOs fear there’s a hidden agenda in Japan FTA

    Khao-Kwan Foundation chairman Day-cha Siripatra said the country would lose several hundred billion baht a year if the government allowed Japan to patent micro-organisms.

  • 16-Feb-2007 GDAE
    Policy space for Mexican maize: Protecting agro-biodiversity by promoting rural livelihoods

    With maize trade scheduled to be fully liberalized under NAFTA in 2008, many farm groups are calling for a renegotiation of the treaty’s agricultural provisions to prevent further damage. This analysis examines the room for alternative policies in Mexico under existing economic and environmental agreements, including NAFTA. It concludes that the Mexican government retains access to many useful policy instruments that could promote rural livelihoods while arresting the losses of important maize diversity. What is lacking is the political will to make use of them.

  • 15-Feb-2007 Bangkok Post
    NLA lobbied hard to back FTA deal with Japan

    The Thai Foreign Ministry is lobbying hard for the National Legislative Assembly’s support for a free trade area (FTA) agreement with Japan

  • 12-Feb-2007 Bangkok Post
    Activists want waste provisions to be removed from agreement

    Activists have called on Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly to remove trade in waste and micro-organism patenting from the Japan-Thailand Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

  • 3-Feb-2007
    Japan-Thailand FTA (JTEPA): draft chapter on intellectual property

  • 14-Jan-2007 Perú al día
    TLC y biodiversidad

    Con firmeza los negociadores peruanos deben insistir en que cualquier patente originada en base a recursos genéticos peruanos, obtenida sin el consentimiento previo y el acceso de forma legal, no será reconocida por el Estado Peruano.

  • 2-Jan-2007 DIAL
    Amérique centrale - L’accord de libre-échange ouvre le chemin à la biopiraterie

    Une partie du patrimoine indien est en train de se convertir en propriété intellectuelle de compagnies nord-américaines.

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