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
Talks on the post-Brexit relationship between Switzerland and the UK are underway, according to the Swiss Federal Council.
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 is pushing for tighter patent protection, data exclusivity and dropping compulsory licencing under a new free trade agreement.
In this note, Switzerland is proposing that India agree to broader patentable subject matter, particularly as regards biologic products.
US President Donald Trump has agreed to start immediate trade talks with Britain. Switzerland took a similar course of action.
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.
Novartis lodged a formal notice of dispute under the Switzerland-Colombia BIT.
From this winter on, Swiss supermarkets will probably, for the first time, no longer sell tomatoes from occupied Western Sahara.
Released by the Government of Switzerland
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 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.
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.
An interest group opposing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has formed in Switzerland the “Together against TTIP, TISA & Co.” alliance.
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.
Zurich joins a growing number of Swiss cities, including Lausanne and Geneva, to declare themselves TISA-free.
"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 has expressed interest to upgrade its Bilateral Investment Treaty with Sri Lanka.
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.
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.