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TPP denounced in Peru as US-led negotiations end

13-May-2015 teleSUR On Monday, a coalition of Peruvian civil society organizations issued a strong warning as negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership treaty (TPP) come to an end.

  • 19-Mar-2011
    HAI Europe on EU-India & EU-Mercosur trade agreements

    All eyes are on the EU-India trade agreement, and the repercussions it will have on access to medicines in India and other developing countries. At the same time, the EU is in the process of negotiating other trade agreements that could harm or hinder access to medicines, such as this week’s negotiations between the EU and the Mercosur countries.

  • 15-Mar-2011
    Govt will protect interests of drug industry: Scindia

    Amid concerns expressed by the Indian industry, the government today said in Parliament that it will protect the interest of the domestic drug industry while finalising the free trade pact with European Union.

  • 15-Mar-2011
    India, EU settle generics dispute, pave way for FTA talks in April

    India has sorted out most of its differences with the European Union on production of low-cost generic medicines, ahead of a crucial meeting on a proposed free-trade pact next month, a government official told ET. Civil society groups, however, warn that India should be on its guard to ensure that the intellectual property rights (IPR) regime is not changed to allow extension of patents.

  • 8-Mar-2011 Act Up Paris
    Global e-protest against FTAs

    Write to members of Indian governement and European Commission to save affordable medicines and access to life-saving treatments in Africa, Asia and Latin America !

  • 4-Mar-2011
    Bodies express concern over potential negative impact of FTA

    Positive Living HIV (PLHIV) organisations in Malaysia yesterday expressed concern over the potential negative impact on HIV medication of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) which the government is currently negotiating with the United States and the European Commission (EC).

  • 3-Mar-2011 IP Left
    Action against EU-India and EU-Korea FTA in Seoul

    The Korea-EU FTA must be dismantled. And the lives of patients in over 120 countries are on the line regarding the India-EU FTA. What will devastate the Pharmacy of the World must also be stopped.

  • 2-Mar-2011
    HIV patients say ‘no’ to IP provision on generic drugs

    People in Asia living with HIV and who depend on affordable generic AIDS medicines to stay alive have impressed upon the Indian government to stand strong against European Union demands on the sensitive Intellectual Property (IP) chapter in ongoing Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations.

  • 2-Mar-2011
    Thousands of people with HIV protest India-EU trade deal restricting access to cheap drugs

    Thousands of people with HIV and cancer marched through the streets of India’s capital Wednesday to protest a planned trade deal with the European Union that they claim would restrict access to affordable medicines.

  • 25-Feb-2011 Hindu Business Line
    EU’s pharma trade hoax

    The EU’s proposed trade agreement is riddled with intellectual property provisions that would harm India’s 2005 Patent Act and block public-interest rulings such as the Aluvia decision.

  • 23-Feb-2011 OS Blog
    The EU-India free trade agreement: An interview with Loon Gangte

    "It’s like an ant fighting an elephant. We are one of the weakest and poorest groups and they (the EU and the pharmaceutical industry) are among the richest and strongest."

  • 8-Feb-2011 Info Justice
    USTR considering pharmaceutical pricing restrictions in TPP; refuses to follow May 10th agreement on IP-medicines issues

    Public Citizen and Forum on Democracy and Trade met with US Trade Representative staff on January 3 to be briefed on the Obama administration’s negotiation of the TPP with respect to the planned IP chapter and the rumored chapter on pharmaceutical reimbursement programs.

  • 8-Feb-2011 The Standard
    Kenya joins drive to block new EU policy on ARVs

    Kenyan activists have written to the European Union and the Kenya Government, protesting what they term damaging trade agreements such as the European Union-India Free Trade Agreement and the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. They say the pacts would damage the fight against Aids.

  • 8-Feb-2011 Psychomédia
    Le coût des médicaments grimperait avec le libre-échange Canada-UE

    L’industrie du médicament générique et les régimes d’assurance médicaments pourraient souffrir d’un accord de libre-échange entre le Canada et l’Union européenne, selon une étude commandée par l’Association canadienne du médicament générique rendue publique lundi 7 février.

  • 8-Feb-2011 CBC
    EU trade deal could cost Canada’s drug plans: report

    Proposals put forward by the European Union could add billions in drug costs in Canada annually, a report released Monday says.

  • 27-Jan-2011 Business Standard
    Data exclusivity still key hurdle to India-EU FTA

    Despite all official assurances, the path towards a free trade agreement between India and the European Union this year remains ambiguous, as both sides are unwilling to relax their stand on the biggest stumbling block — the issue of “data exclusivity”.

  • 19-Jan-2011 MJA
    TPPA: Challenges for Australian health and medicine policies

    Of particular concern is that proposed TPPA multilateral investor–state dispute settlement procedures would allow US corporations (as well as those of other TPPA nations) to obtain damages against Australian governments through international arbitral proceedings if their investments are impeded by Australian public health and environment protection legislation.

  • 5-Jan-2011 WHO
    Public health related TRIPS-plus provisions in bilateral trade agreements: A policy guide for negotiators and implementers in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean region

    The main focus of this comprehensive policy guide—the first of its kind solely dedicated to the region—is to analyze the effect of bilateral trade agreements on public health regimes and access to medicines in the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

  • 11-Dec-2010 Terra
    Relator ONU alerta de que TLC UE-India pondrá en peligro la vida de millones

    El TLC entre la UE e India pondrá en peligro la vida de millones de personas que dependen de los medicamentos genéricos producidos en el subcontinente.

  • 8-Dec-2010
    Drug patents remain a major FTA battleground

    Drug patent restrictions by the United States and the European Union in trade negotiations with emerging countries will harm the Thai pharmaceutical industry and affect local patients, say researchers.

  • 7-Dec-2010 KangaOnline
    Rally protests EU-India trade pact which may cause end of generic drugs

    Marking strong protest against the proposed signing of the European Union-India Free Trade Agreement on IP Provision, a mass protest rally was taken out today jointly by the Centre for Social Development in collaboration with organisation working on drugs and HIV/AIDS, North East Diaglogue Forum, Women Action for Development and Bosco Mangal, Chingmeirong Don Bosco Society, Imphal.

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