• 7-Mar-2006 La República
    Con el TLC Colombia-EEUU aumentarán los precios de los medicamentos: Asinfar

    El precio de los medicamentos aumentará en el país, como consecuencia del Tratado de Libre Comercio con Estados Unidos (TLC), según lo afirmó Alberto Bravo, presidente de Asinfar, gremio que reúne a la industria nacional de fármacos

  • 6-Mar-2006 Prensa Latina
    Enfrentan Chile y EE.UU. conflicto por patentes industriales

    Santiago de Chile, 6 mar (PL) Las relaciones políticas y comerciales entre Chile y Estados Unidos se han visto ensombrecidas en los últimos meses por disputas en torno la propiedad intelectual, confirmaron hoy fuentes oficiales

  • 6-Mar-2006
    Rural Pharmacists call to oust Thaksin

    The Rural Pharmacists Club issued a statement on Sunday calling for caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to resign and said the prime minister should face an investigation by independent committee over his alleged attempts to amend law to allow foreign companies to take over the country’s vital state enterprises.

  • 5-Mar-2006 PTI
    South African Custom Union planning for FTA with India

    The South African Customs Union is in talks with the Indian government for signing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to enhance the trade and business between both the countries.

  • 5-Mar-2006
    Appeal for Malaysians to have access to affordable medicines

    Open letter to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

  • 1-Mar-2006 El Tiempo, Colombia
    Sectores farmacéutico, avícola y de cereales, los más inconformes con el TLC

    De no obtenerse apoyo desaparecerán un millón de hectáreas de cultivos en el país

  • 24-Feb-2006 Tripping up TRIPs debates
    Tripping up TRIPs debates

    Access to medicine is at the forefront of multilateral debates surrounding the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs). This paper argues that bilateralism allows the United States to circumvent these debates and to set standards that serve and protect the pharmaceutical industry.

  • 20-Feb-2006 Indymedia Colombia
    OPS pide que medicinas no se incluyan en los TLC

    La directora de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud, OPS, la argentina Mirta Roses, afirma que los medicamentos no se deben incluir en los Tratados de Libre Comercio (TLC), porque no son una mercancía igual a las demás

  • 19-Feb-2006 Bangkok Post
    US-Thailand: Talks could slow over plant and drug issues

    Differences over pharmaceuticals could be overcome, but the countries are far from reaching a common understanding on biodiversity issues.

  • 19-Feb-2006 Vanguardia
    Tiempo extra para el cierre del TLC con Estados Unidos

    Colombia y Estados Unidos no lograron cerrar ayer el Tratado de Libre Comercio que negocian desde hace 21 meses, pero sí quedaron a las puertas de lograrlo en los próximos seis días.

  • 19-Feb-2006 Noticias RCN
    Procuraduría advierte que fallo contra el TLC es de "obligatorio cumplimiento"

    La Procuraduría General de la Nación advirtió que es de "obligatorio cumplimiento" para el presidente Álvaro Uribe el fallo ratificado por un tribunal de Bogotá que le prohíbe firmar el Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) que negocia con Estados Unidos.

  • 16-Feb-2006 Prensa Latina
    Tribunal advierte al gobierno colombiano no firmar el TLC

    El Tribunal Administrativo de Cundinamarca ordenó hoy al presidente colombiano, Alvaro Uribe, no firmar el Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) con Estados Unidos por contener cláusulas dañinas para el país.

  • 15-Feb-2006 Movimiento Boliviano de lucha contra el TLC y el ALCA
    El Parlamento Andino pide respeto a la normativa en el caso de los medicamentos genéricos

    El secretario general del Parlamento Andino Rubén Vélez Núñez respalda al Tribunal Andino de Justicia que instó al gobierno colombiano respetar plenamente la normatividad andina vigente en lo referente a la negociación del TLC con EEUU.

  • 14-Feb-2006 Libération
    La Colombie cuisinée à la sauce américaine

    Bogota, qui négocie actuellement un accord bilatéral avec Washington, se voit imposer des conditions commerciales draconiennes.

  • 8-Feb-2006
    ‘Secret’ FTA details on the Net

    Details of US proposals in free-trade talks with Thailand - perceived by many Thais as “forbidden information” the government has tried to cover up - were recently posted for all to see in cyberspace. Witoon Leanchamroon, director of BioThai, a non-government organisation working for bio-diversity and community rights, said at a press conference yesterday he had been told a group of Americans involved in public health issues had posted a full text of the patent chapter from the Thai-US free trade talks at

  • 8-Feb-2006 The Nation
    EDITORIAL: Health at stake in free-trade talks

    For the United States, intellectual property rights represent the single most valuable asset in light of the new reality of information-based economies and where they derive their national wealth. The supremacy of the US as a global power depends on how effective it is in acquiring and maintaining its ownership of knowledge assets.

  • 8-Feb-2006 Bangkok Post
    Draft amendment to patent law a ’sell-out’

    Opponents of a free trade area (FTA) agreement with the US have lashed out at the government’s proposed amendment of Thai patent law to facilitate the United States’ patenting of drugs and living organisms in Thailand. They fear it would lead to greater control of the country’s resources by American firms.

  • 2-Feb-2006 Health GAP
    Myths and realities: The impact of the US-Thai FTA on access to medicines

    Reeling from the negative publicity and pro-access to medicines messaging in Thailand and internationally, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has mounted a public relations campaign full of distortions and omissions.

  • 1-Feb-2006
    Free trade with US will hurt health care

    Will the hands that save the lives of Thailand’s sick be tied once a free trade deal between this country and the United States is signed, later this year?

  • 27-Jan-2006
    IPR text proposed by US to Thailand (2006)

    US proposal on ’patents’ and on ’measures related to certain regulated products’ for negotiation with Thailand under the IPR chapter of the current US-Thailand FTA talks.

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