25-Feb-2015 Financial Express Prof Brook K Baker, Professor of Law and Northeastern University, cautions that the Modi government’s accelerating flirtation with the US and its investors is dangerous to hundreds of millions of people worldwide whose lives depend on Indian generics
People afflicted with the Aids virus have called on the government to proceed carefully on free-trade negotiations with the European Union, as the latter’s demands for copyright protection could make it difficult for patients to access cheap medicines.
Les négociations sur un accord de libre-échange avec l’Union européenne donnent lieu à un débat au Canada sur la durée de vie des brevets des médicaments, que les grands groupes pharmaceutiques veulent allonger, au grand dam des consommateurs.
Entre un 12% y un 68% crecerá costo de las medicinas por el Tratado de Libre Comercio con Estados Unidos.
El TLC acordado con Estados Unidos incrementará el número de medicamentos patentados al “relajar los criterios de patentabilidad”.
Some countries whose governments purchase drugs with a set budget are also alarmed by signs that the TPP may grant new negotiating powers to the industry.
3-Sep-2012 Red del Tercer Mundo
Los beneficiarios de la salud pública y otros grupos de pacientes en todo el mundo han protestado contra los acuerdos de libre comercio que están negociando Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea con los países en desarrollo, por sus efectos de aumento de los precios de los medicamentos, incluso para enfermedades que suponen riesgo de vida.
India has asked Japan to remove all non-tax barriers to help the domestic industry take advantage of the comprehensive free-trade agreement and increase share in the Japanese market.
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