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Divided MEPs pass controversial TTIP resolution

8-Jul-2015 War on Want Members of the European Parliament today voted to pass a resolution on the secretly negotiated EU-US trade deal, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

  • 26-Jan-2006 ICTSD
    IP standards in US-Peru FTA to affect talks with Colombia and Ecuador?

    Critics argue that the biodiversity provisions in the US-Peru FTA do not improve the status quo to effectively tackle concerns over misappropriation of biodiversity and TK.

  • 6-Jan-2006 Manager
    IPR debate centers on cheap drugs

    The heated debate over intellectual property is one of the sticking points in the free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations between Thailand and the United States, which are scheduled to resume next week.

  • 16-Dec-2005
    CRS Report for Congress: Andean-US FTA negotiations

    Given that CAFTA-DR passed only by a small margin, it is unclear how much support the U.S.-Andean FTA will have.

  • 12-Dec-2005 La Jornada
    Presiona EU para apropiarse de la riqueza biológica de AL

    Condiciona los acuerdos comerciales a la flexibilización de las leyes en la materia. Empresas estadunidenses patentan recursos de otros países con el argumento de "proteger la inversión". La etnomedicina, en la mira; trasnacionales piratean conocimientos ancestrales.

  • 4-Dec-2005 Intellectual Property Watch
    US, Andean nations narrow differences on IP in trade talks

    Andean countries in late November narrowed differences with the United States over intellectual property protections in negotiations over a US-Andean bilateral free trade agreement, but divisions over market access for agriculture have likely delayed a final agreement until next year, at least for Colombia and Ecuador.

  • 18-Nov-2005 Bloomberg
    Andean Nations seek US patent protection for native medicines

    Colombia, Ecuador and Peru are turning the tables on U.S. trade negotiators accustomed to winning tough safeguards for drug patents by demanding similar protections for traditional therapies such as roots and leaves.

  • 23-Sep-2005 EIU ViewsWire
    EIU: Andean FTA talks near conclusion

    An Economist Intelligence Unit briefing paper

  • 10-Sep-2005 Bangkok Post
    Thai specialists in US for FTA technical talks

    On liberalising services and investment, Thailand insists on adopting a "positive list" approach, where only those sectors explicitly outlined in the agreement would be opened. The US insists on a "negative list", under which all sectors are on the table except those listed as sensitive.

  • 3-Sep-2005 Indymedia Colombia
    Acción Popular contra el Estado colombiano por vulneración de derechos con el TLC

    Una Acción Popular contra del Estado colombiano, en cabeza del Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo, fue instaurada por el Veedor Ciudadano Efrain Olarte Olarte, por considerar que con sus acciones y omisiones en el proceso de negociación de la propiedad intelectual en biodiversidad y conocimiento tradicional en el TLC con Estados Unidos

  • 31-Aug-2005 ECO Secretariat
    ECO Trade Agreement (ECOTA, 2003)

  • 29-May-2005 New Nation
    BIMSTEC meet on June 1: Six priority sectors to be discussed

    A BIMSTEC Free Trade Area agreement was signed in last February. The agreement covers trade in goods, services and investment. Negotiations are progressing well on specific issues. The Agreement would come into force from July 2006.

  • 26-Apr-2005 Disponible sur le site d’Unisfera
    Une réplique du Sud à l’extension du droit des brevets : La biodiversité dans le régime international de la propriété intellectuelle

    Résumé: Le droit international de la propriété intellectuelle impose de plus en plus la brevetabilité du matériel génétique. Plusieurs organisations non gouvernementales et pays en développement s’opposent à cette extension du droit des brevets en réclamant de nouveaux droits de propriété sur les ressources génétiques et les connaissances traditionnelles.

  • 3-Mar-2005 Xinhua
    COMESA demands changes to current intellectual property system

    The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) said it wants changes to the current intellectual property right system to protect the interests of developing countries. It will accordingly conduct an audit and formulate a negotiating position for COMESA member countries in their negotiations with the European Union for the Economic Partnership Agreements due to start in December 2005.

  • 5-Aug-2004 Bilateral investment agreements: Agents of new global standards for the protection of intellectual property rights?
    Bilateral investment agreements: Agents of new global standards for the protection of IPRs?

    Developing countries have entered into a large number of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) as well as free trade agreements (FTAs) that include explicit obligations for the protection of intellectual property rights as "investments".

  • 2-Aug-2004 BIMSTEC Summit Declaration
    BIMSTEC Summit Declaration

    Following is the text of the declaration issued at the conclusion of the first BIMSTEC summit here Saturday

  • 29-Jul-2004 Advierten presión de Perú para agilizar negociación
    Advierten presión de Perú para agilizar negociación

    Empresarios colombianos y ecuatorianos destacaron ayer el tono de cordialidad y disposición observado en los primeros días de negociación de la tercera ronda en Perú, pero advirtieron la presión que ejerce Perú para agilizar el proceso.

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