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India is ‘unlikely to re-think rejection of huge trade deal’
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.
How China came to champion free trade
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?
Mining companies stand to win from Peru-China FTA that neglects environment
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.
Trade deals handing Japanese seeds to multinational corporations
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.
A new trend in trade agreements: Ensuring access to cancer drugs
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.
A possible Indo-US trade agreement would be an imperialist attack on India’s farmers
Such a deal will have repercussions on our agricultural production and economy.
No more EFTA power play against the South!
Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Norway are undermining farmers’ rights to seeds in the countries of the global South
Tech firms want ‘strong copyright safe harbours’ in US/UK deal
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.
Putting sombreros on par with Champagne
The European Union mulls protecting handicrafts in the same way as gourmet food amid a push from Latin American countries.
Why Kenya must keep an eye on data rules in US trade deal talks
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.
Collectively to reject the RCEP negotiations in the middle of a pandemic
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.
Call to action! Stop EFTA countries to undermine farmers’ rights to seed in free trade agreements
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How capitalism and other viruses are ravaging the Global South
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.”
RIAA welcomes US-UK trade talks progress
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.
Union calls for equal recognition for healthcare workers
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.
US firms give condition for free trade deal with Kenya
American firms have asked Kenya to fix its intellectual property laws as one of the conditions for backing the “model trade agreement” being negotiated by the two states.
India on US patent watch list
The US on Wednesday placed India on the “Priority Watch List” for the lack of sufficient measurable improvements to its intellectual property framework
Coronavirus: China yet to meet key phase one trade deal target due to Covid-19 lockdown
China was due to release intellectual property action plan 30 working days after phase one trade deal came into force on February 15.
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Data exclusivity and access to biologics
The agreement does not promise that the suspended provision on test data rule concerning biological medicines will remain suspended.
Intellectual property rights: Potential implications of the DCFTA for access to medicine
If the intellectual property provisions of the DCFTA are applied, this will have an impact on both the cost of patented medicines and undermine access to affordable medicines.