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Australia’s national open source industry body, OSIA (Open Source Industry Australia), and Linux Australia have spoken out about their concerns over the proposed Australian-US Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA), warning that the legal framework of the intellectual property clauses will put the entire Australian software development industry at risk.
"One of the key aspects of the free trade agreement that the United States is negotiating with Colombia, Ecuador and Peru refers to access to the biological wealth of the three South American nations."
Kerryn Williams spoke to David Henry, clinical pharmacology professor at Newcastle University and former Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee member, about how the proposed US-Australia Free Trade Agreement will undermine the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, and increase the price of medicine.
La Unión Europea y el Mercosur inician hoy en Brasilia el último tramo de negociaciones técnicas con el objetivo de destrabar las diferencias y alcanzar un acuerdo bilateral de libre comercio antes del 30 de octubre, plazo fijado por el cronograma.
The United States appears uninclined to forge a bilateral free trade agreement with the Philippines, citing the latter’s seeming inability to make good its commitments.
The government is set to pursue plans to enter into an economic partnership or free-trade agreement with its largest trading partner the United States, Trade Undersecretary Thomas Aquino said.
Thousands of students, activists and farmers marched through downtown Panama City Thursday to protest U.S.-Panama free trade talks taking place in another part of the city.
The EU-US summit (June 25-26, Dromoland Castle, Ireland) may result in a de facto launch of free trade negotiations between the EU and the US.
Even though the finer implications of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Thailand are yet to become clear, multinational players have begun reworking the economics of operating from India.
The economic benefit of reducing South Korea’s cinema screen quota system - as a condition for signing a big bilateral investment treaty with the United States - has been questioned by experts opposing the further opening of the local film market.
Labor’s support for the American free trade agreement will cost the party about $100,000 in union donations - a blow on the eve of the federal election campaign.
The US-Australia Free Trade Agreement poses a grave threat to the entire Australian software development industry due to the legal framework on intellectual property which is required upon adoption of the pact, the Open Source Industry Association and Linux Australia have warned.
Businessmen are being urged to do their homework with regard to Bahrain’s upcoming Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US.
The US free trade agreement is getting a mixed response from manufacturers, writes Ian Porter. The prospect of Australian manufacturing going toe to toe with the giant American industrial base might sound like an abject mismatch.
Australia’s free-trade agreement with the United States was on a rollercoaster to somewhere all this week and the most seasoned observers hadn’t a clue where the thing would end up.
Singapore has embarked on a campaign to strengthen economic ties with Middle East economies in a bid to tap the potential of an oil-rich region usually associated with instability.
The finalisation of modalities for implementation of the Indo-Thai free trade agreement (FTA) on Friday sends out clear signals that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is not averse to the idea.
A free trade agreement (FTA) on services between India and the US could be on the cards, a move which can give a big leap to the country’s IT industry.
Commerce Minister Kamal Nath’s interest in entering into a free trade agreement (FTA) in services with the US may not prove to be a smooth affair. According to senior ministry officials, there are serious reservations, both within the US and India, over liberalising the services sector.
Overview of Bilateral Negotiations 2004 involving Trade Agreements: State of Play 27 July