• 7-Mar-2012 Arirang
    US calls for additional FTA measures to ensure transparency in medicine pricing in Korea

    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
    TPP negotiators turn to pharmaceutical reimbursement

    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 !
    ACTA : la dictature des marchés

    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.

  • 10-Feb-2012
    Does EU/India free trade agreement spell the end of cheap drugs for poor countries?

    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
    Act Up-Paris confront Karel De Gucht on ACTA and EU-India FTA

    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
    Semaine mondiale d’action sur l’accord de libre-échange entre l’Union Européenne et l’Inde

    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
    Network calls for rejection of free trade agreement

    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.

  • 16-Jan-2012 Servindi
    El Acuerdo de Asociación Trans Pacífico (TPP) y el monopolio de la industria farmacéutica

    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.

  • 7-Jan-2012
    AMCHAM interferes in domestic policies through FTA

    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.

  • 15-Dec-2011 PharmaBiz
    NGO asks European Commission not to push India to accept IP provisions in EU-India FTA

    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

  • 9-Dec-2011
    EU-India FTA negotiations: DNP+ protest

    DNP+ believes that IP should be completely be removed from the trade negotiations.

  • 9-Dec-2011
    Legal scholars release critical analysis of US proposals for IP and pharmaceutical chapters of the TPP

    The scholars’ analysis concludes that the "US proposals, if adopted, would upset the current international framework balancing the minimum standards for exclusive rights for media and technology owners, on the one hand, and the access rights of the public, competitors, innovators and creators, on the other."

  • 26-Oct-2011 La República, Perú
    EEUU protege a sus farmacéuticas en nuevo TLC

    Textos que se debaten por estos días demuestran que de aprobarlos se generaría conflicto con la Comunidad Andina.

  • 24-Oct-2011 CTC
    TPP: US TBT proposal (2011)

    Citizen Trade Campaign has released this proposed text from the US on technical barriers to trade relating to medical devices and pharmaceuticals under the Trans Pacific Partnership

  • 13-Oct-2011 PTI
    Indian pharma industry to gain from free trade agreement with Gulf nations

    The Indian pharmaceuticals and chemicals industry will be among the biggest beneficiaries of a free trade agreement between the GCC and India, a leading banker in the region has said.

  • 28-Sep-2011 La República, Perú
    Perú: EEUU vuelve con sus exigencias

    El gobierno peruano dice que no cederá al pedido en materia de patentes o datos de prueba y mantendrá condiciones del TLC bilateral vigente.

  • 14-Sep-2011 Reuters
    US seeks to allay drug access concerns in TPP talks

    The Obama administration on Monday sought to allay concerns that the U.S. push for stronger drug patent protections in a Transpacific trade deal would raise the cost of life-saving treatments out of the reach of the region’s poor people.

  • 6-Sep-2011
    Malaysian declaration on the TPPA and access to medicines

    Call for all civil society groups, people living with HIV, all communities facing communcable, chronic and/or non-communicable diseases in the TPPA signatory countries to join forces to halt any & all trade agreements that restrict access to generic medicines.

  • 1-Sep-2011 Crikey
    New trade agreement threatens Australia’s laws on medicines and tobacco

    Australia leads the world in many areas of public health but the Federal Government could be negotiating our achievements away, according to Dr Patricia Ranald, Convenor, Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

  • 29-Aug-2011 HealthDev.Net
    ICAAP10 2011: No safe avenue to address your concerns

    The 10th International Conference on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP10) has been turned upside down completely

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