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India-EFTA IP chapter (draft, 2009)
Swiss seek fresh impetus from India trade talks
Switzerland is seeking to improve access to the Indian market for its chemical and pharmaceutical products, machines and watches and to extend patent protection to prevent Indian producers of cheap generic drugs benefiting from clinical tests developed by other companies
Free trade pact with four European nations this year
India and the Europe Free Trade Association (EFTA) are likely to conclude a free trade agreement (FTA) entailing a comprehensive bilateral trade and investment agreement by this year after fast tracking of the negotiations between the two groups.
India talks FTA with Switzerland
Instead of stopping the West and multinational drugmakers in their efforts to block India’s low-cost generic drugs exports, the government is helping their cause by aggressively pursuing free trade agreements (FTAs) with developed economies — agreements that could further hamper the world’s access to such drugs.
Immediately halt EFTA negotiations - statement of concern from India
Trade unions, people’s movements and civil society organisations express opposition to the lack of transparency, public debate and democratic process surrounding the ongoing negotiations of the Free Trade Agreement between India and the European Free Trade Association, composed of Lichtenstein, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland
Indo-EFTA pact on trade & investment likely by next yr
The proposed trade and investment agreement between India and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) - including Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein - is likely to be in place by the middle of next year. Swiss ambassador to India Dominique Dreyer said that the pact will give a big boost to trade and investment between the two sides. Relaxation of business visa norms, however, may not be on the cards as Switzerland would merge its visa system with other Schengen countries by the end of the year and hence will not be able to take decisions independently, the ambassador said.
European trade bloc EFTA eyes closer ties with Asia
Ministers from the four-nation European economic grouping EFTA agreed on Monday to extend their network of free-trade and investment pacts to India and key Southeast Asian countries.
UN Committee recommends that India assess likely impacts of EFTA and EU trade talks
A leading UN Committee has recommended that India review all aspects of its trade negotiations - particularly those with EU and EFTA - to ensure that they do not result in a situation which undermines the rights of people within the country, particularly the most disadvantaged and vulnerable. Meeting last month in Geneva, the Committee also noted its concern about the impact of genetically-modified seeds in India on farmers’ livelihoods.
India’s FTA with EFTA nations to include IPRs
A free trade agreement is slated to be finalised between India and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) by early 2009. The EFTA countries include Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
IPRs to find place in India’s FTA with EFTA nations
A free trade agreement is slated to be finalised between India and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) by early 2009. The EFTA countries include Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
India wants to conclude trade pact with EFTA in a year: Nath
India on Tuesday said it wants to conclude a Free Trade Agreement with a smaller four-nation European Free Trade Association (EFTA) within a year, even as its ambitious trade pact with the European Union seems to have run into differences.
India: Free trade talks launched with four European nations
India is on course to signing its first free trade agreement with the Western world after Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath Saturday launched a joint task force to negotiate a deal with four European nations.
Report of the India-EFTA joint study group
The Joint Study Group recommends that the governments of the EFTA States and India enter into negotiations for a broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (TIA).
International signature campaign against EFTA FTAs
The member states from the European Free Trade Association EFTA (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland) are increasingly negotiating bilateral free trade agreements with developing countries. In 2007, they strive to enter into negotiations with Peru, Colombia, India and Indonesia. Plese join this signature campaign to stop them.
India to expand free trade with Europe
Even as an economic cooperation agreement with the European Union is in the offing, India on Wednesday announced that it would expand its free trade regime in Europe by exploring the possibilities of similar pacts with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), comprising Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
India in free trade talks with four European countries
India is in talks with four European countries - Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein - to strike a comprehensive economic agreement that would facilitate free trade relations. Switzerland is also trying to set up a working group with India on intellectual property rights and also seeking to enhance cooperation in science and technology fields.
India, EFTA move towards trade and investment agreement
India and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) on Friday set up a Joint Study Group (JSG) to explore the possibility of entering into a broad-based trade and investment agreement.
South Africa: Trade Beat
After a lull in the first half of the year, there appears to be movement on various fronts of SA’s trade agenda.
India looks at FTA with non-EU nations
India is considering a Free Trade Agreement with non-EU members called the EFTA, which comprises four countries — Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway.