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Compulsory licensing in Colombia: Leaked documents show aggressive lobbying by Novartis
Confidential documents obtained by Public Eye show that Novartis has threatened Colombia with international investment arbitration under its BIT with Switzerland to avoid the issuance of a compulsory license
Switzerland, UK begin free trade talks
Talks on the post-Brexit relationship between Switzerland and the UK are underway, according to the Swiss Federal Council.
Pharmaceutical giant threatens to drag Government before corporate tribunal
Novartis battle against Colombian Government highlights the threats to public health posed by the outrageous investor-state dispute settlement regime and bad “trade” deals.
Switzerland wants stricter intellectual property rules in India that could harm generic drug makers
Switzerland is pushing for tighter patent protection, data exclusivity and dropping compulsory licencing under a new free trade agreement.
Leaked document: Note by Switzerland on India EFTA TEPA IP Chapter
In this note, Switzerland is proposing that India agree to broader patentable subject matter, particularly as regards biologic products.
UK agrees ‘immediate’ post-Brexit talks with US, leaving EU high and dry
US President Donald Trump has agreed to start immediate trade talks with Britain. Switzerland took a similar course of action.
China and Switzerland vow to upgrade FTA
Chinese President vowed to upgrade sections of the FTA and encourage further innovation, as well as expand the scale of cooperation in the finance and insurance fields.
First season in Switzerland without occupation tomatoes?
From this winter on, Swiss supermarkets will probably, for the first time, no longer sell tomatoes from occupied Western Sahara.
TiSA - second revised Swiss offer (October 2016)
Released by the Government of Switzerland
Swiss cheese threatened by trade deals
Chemical products and cheese top the list of Swiss exports endangered by a proposed trade deal between the European Union and the United States, a government agency reported on Thursday.
Glencore begins arbitration against Bolivia over mine nationalization
Glencore International has notified Bolivia that it has begun arbitration proceedings over its investments in two smelters and a tin mine nationalized between 2007 and 2012.
Glencore begins arbitration over Bolivia assets expropriation
Swiss trader Glencore filed for arbitration against the Bolivian government for the expropriation of its mining and smelting assets, adding to a series of lawsuits against the Andean country.
Swiss group challenges trade partnerships
An interest group opposing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has formed in Switzerland the “Together against TTIP, TISA & Co.” alliance.
PH, EFTA to sign free trade pact
The Philippines and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) will sign anytime this week the free trade agreement between the two, the country’s second bilateral FTA after the one with Japan.
Switzerland’s largest city declares “Tisa-Free Zone”
Zurich joins a growing number of Swiss cities, including Lausanne and Geneva, to declare themselves TISA-free.
US-Europe trade pact adds to Switzerland’s pain
"TTIP is going to affect Switzerland very much. There is a fear we’re going to be locked out and some of our companies discriminated," a government official told the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday
Switzerland to upgrade existing trade agreements
Switzerland has expressed interest to upgrade its Bilateral Investment Treaty with Sri Lanka.
Free trade agreement between UAE and Switzerland this year
Free Trade Agreement between Switzerland and the UAE has been signed and will be implemented from July this year, a dignitary from Switzerland said on Thursday.
Switzerland expects to sign FTA with India soon
Bullish about its companies making huge investments in India, Switzerland expects the long-delayed Free Trade Agreement between the two countries to be signed soon.