GI is a label used for identifying the geographical origin of a product, and is an important type of intellectual property right.
The COVID-19 pandemic, and the race to make vaccines and other useful technologies more accessible to people around the world, has once again highlighted the tension between intellectual property rights and the promotion of public health.
Corporate globalisation and Covid-19 should also have taught developing countries that they must reject FTAs strengthening IPRs, ISDS and TNCs in order to secure policy space to ’build back better’.
This book considers the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP] on intellectual property and trade.
In November 2019, India pulled out of the deal primarily through concerns of dumping of manufactured goods from China and agricultural and dairy products from Australia and New Zealand, potentially affecting its own domestic industrial and farming sectors.
The Chinese government has been strengthening legal protection of intellectual property for many years – for China’s own benefit, not to keep the Americans or anyone else happy. So how much has been accomplished, how much remains to be done, and why?
Ten years after the entry into force of the Peru-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA), officials from both countries are in stuck a slow renegotiation process in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Japan need a policy that is based on a major shift from industrial agriculture to agroecology by small farmers. For this to be possible Japan must pull out of TPP and other similar FTAs.
People around the world need to be aware of precedents in recent trade agreements and ensure that they also work for access to medicines for their own citizens.
Such a deal will have repercussions on our agricultural production and economy.
The first significant bilateral trade agreement has been signed between the European Union (EU) and China this morning, Monday, July 20.
Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Norway are undermining farmers’ rights to seeds in the countries of the global South
Unsurprisingly, the big American internet companies have views on what that trade deal should require from the UK in terms of copyright and safe harbour rules.
The European Union mulls protecting handicrafts in the same way as gourmet food amid a push from Latin American countries.
The US aims to establish commitments to ensure Kenya refrains from imposing measures that restrict cross-border data flows and does not require the use of installation of local computing facilities.
Amid the pandemic Covid-19 outbreak with the protocol health of all States, the trade negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is still ongoing. The Government should use the momentum of the pandemic to assess thorough draft related agreements RCEP.
Sign-on the letter for organisations.
The economic hegemony exerted by the trade regime — and related financial structures — mirrors and extends old colonial patterns of exploitation and dispossession. Its policies represent our “normal.”
Copyright protections between the two music markets were a vital part of any deal, the chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) said.
The union and its allies also asked the government not to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, as they view that the restriction of rights to access medicine under the deal would put the country’s public health system in danger.