1-Aug-2015 La Nueva Tribuna Las grandes empresas cárnicas estadounidenses necesitan urgentemente derribar las restricciones al uso de antibióticos en Europa y así poder comercializar y producir a mayor escala.
18 Thai civil society groups urge EU Parliament delegation to reconsider TRIPS-plus provisions in EU-Thailand FTA
The letter warns that the TRIPS-Plus provisions in the trade agreement between EU and Thailand – including border measures, data exclusivity, patent term extensions, and protection for new indications – would block access to generic medicines.
27-Aug-2012 The Guardian
Just Foreign Policy is offering a reward, now up to $21,100, to WikiLeaks if it publishes a draft copy of the TPP. People could add to the reward fund, or if in a position to do so, make a copy of the draft agreement available to the world.
7-Aug-2012 The Sun Daily
Malaysian Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which is being negotiated among eleven countries including the US and Malaysia, would be detrimental to the local medical industry.
As the nineteenth International AIDS Conference continued in Washington Tuesday, thousands of protesters marched on the White House calling for an end to free trade deals that protesters argue make vital AIDS medicines unaffordable.
23-Jul-2012 IP Watch
Delayed market entry of generics due to enhanced intellectual property protection cost Jordanian private consumers approximately 18 million US dollars annually
7-Jun-2012 Canadian Press
Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney is wading into the high-stakes debate over patent protection in the free trade talks with Europe, and he’s clearly taking sides.
The provincial premiers have undertaken a letter-writing campaign to demand compensation from the federal government for any increase in drug costs that might results from a free-trade agreement with Europe.
There’s a debate raging over Canada’s intellectual property regime. If one side’s right, Canada stands to pay $2.8 billion more every year in drug costs while it undermines its generic-drug manufacturing sector.
As the South Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) takes effects Thursday, some are expecting new trade pressures from the US, including moves to open the beef market. In particular, South Korea will be forced to sit down at the negotiating table if the US requests negotiations on beef.
With just days left before the implementation of the US-Korea free trade agreement Washington is drawing attention to a little publicized area of the trade treaty, the part covering the pricing of medicine in Korea. The US says it wants more transparency; the Korean pharmaceutical industry says it wants to maintain control over pricing domestically.
5-Mar-2012 Info Justice
Negotiations of the Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) have turned to discussions of the pharmaceutical reimbursement chapter. This issue is highly controversial and represents a very recent shift in US trade policy.
23-Feb-2012 Tout est à nous !
La lutte contre ACTA n’est pas seulement une question de liberté d’expression. Les dirigeants des pays riches de la planète et les multinationales démontrent avec ces accords que marchés = dictature = mort. À nous de montrer avec nos luttes qu’action = démocratie = vie.
After four years of negotiations, campaigners fear India is about to sign a trade deal with the EU which will stop the flow of cheap life-saving drugs to the developing world
7-Feb-2012 ACT-UP Paris
Supporting the ongoing Global Week of Action on the EU-India FTA, Pauline Londeix of Act Up-Paris today confronted the European Commission for Trade, Karel de Gucht at a “Civil Society dialogue on Trade, Growth and development” at the European Commission. De Gucht reportedly leaves for India tomorrow for the EU-India Summit on 10th February 2012 where the E.C. is putting pressure on the Indian government to announce political trade-offs in the EU-India FTA.
1-Feb-2012 ACT-UP Paris
Nous appelons à une semaine d’action à travers le monde du 6 au 10 février 2012 sur l’accord de libre-échange entre l’Union Européenne et l’Inde.
18-Jan-2012 Fiji Times
Fiji Network for Positive People believes that the Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS meeting will be an opportune time to advocate for continuing availability of generic Anti Retro Viral treatment in the face of threats from Free Trade Agreement negotiations.
Alejandra Alayza, coordinadora de la Red Peruana por una Globalización con Equidad, RedGE advirtió los peligros de la negociación del Acuerdo de Asociación Trans Pacífico (TPP) en el tema de la propiedad intelectual de los medicamentos.
Under the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA), Korean civil servants would be excluded from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA)’s process of price determination. Instead independent review procedures could be used to set prices for medicines and medical supplies. This has caused concern among health care groups who worry that multinational pharmaceutical companies could use the independent review procedure to change the Korean government’s medicine prices.
As the 14th round of negotiations on the EU-India free trade agreement is held in Delhi, an NGO working in the health sector has urged the European Union not to push India to accept IP provisions in the deal
DNP+ believes that IP should be completely be removed from the trade negotiations.