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NAFTA will undermine health unless Canada resists monopolies on medicines
Time and again, Canadians reaffirm their belief in the basic principle of equitable access to health care for all. But the spirit of this very Canadian principle remains in peril as NAFTA negotiations forge ahead.
Delhi’s RCEP talks on intellectual property shouldn’t forget India’s role as ‘Pharmacy of the World’
India must resist pressure from Japan and South Korea in RCEP for the elevated levels of intellectual property provisions and make sure the deal doesn’t limit the production of life-saving generic drugs in India and for many other developing countries of the world.
Over 100 organizations concerned with health sign open letter to Canadian, Mexican and US ministers of health and trade
AIDS, cancer, religious-based, teacher, and retiree advocacy groups were among the more than 100 organizations that recently signed a letter warning health and trade ministers of the United States, Canada, and Mexico not to undermine NAFTA’s access to affordable medicines.
Towards a peoples charter on international trade agreements
It is now time we open up the dialogue on the kind of trade agreements that we want to see in place.
India-Cambodia deliberates on financial support in agriculture, pharmaceuticals
India and Cambodia clinch a deal to work towards a Bilateral Investment Treaty which provides financial help to Southeast Asian nations.
FTA with Peru: India may have to lower import duty on drugs
India may have to lower the import duty on pharmaceuticals for Peru in the discussions on the proposed free trade agreement (FTA) with the South American country.
Israel set to make a strong push for goods FTA
The present Indian government has relaunched the talks with Israel. Israel wishes to conduct talks on regular basis to conclude the deal at the earliest. Indian patent system and pharmaceutical related issues have been the reasons why the deal couldn’t progress.
RCEP: India in a Catch-22
India’s position in the RCEP is the most protectionist among all the member nations. India has been resisting demands from Korea & Japan on intellectual property clauses, and other nations on opening up markets.
As India set to sign FTA with Peru, govt seeks industry views on export import duty rates
If the trade equation between India and Peru is in imbalance it would be causing more harm than benefit to India.
EU-Mercosur trade agreement: A bad deal for transparency, policy coherence and access to medicines
Negotiations are now nearing completion and there are increasing concerns among public health advocates, patient and consumer organisations, and other stakeholders, both in Europe and the Americas.
South Centre statement on EU-MERCOSUR trade negotiations
EU-MERCOSUR trade negotiations must not impose TRIPS Plus provisions on protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.
EU-Mercosur FTA puts at risk access to medicines in Brazil, new impact assessment study finds
The adoption of the measures proposed by the EU could put the sustainability of access to health policies in Brazil at risk, as they could sharply increase public expenditures on medicines.
Time for costly medicine monopolies to go from TPP trade talks
The latest plan to get the controversial trade deal up and running involves freezing some of its controversial rules, including rules for biologic drugs, an expensive class of medicines often used to treat conditions such as cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.
New paper explains TPP’s impact on access to medicines in member countries
As the TPP-11 meet to attempt to revive the TPP without the US, the research findings show how damaging the original medicine proposals would be.
India to oppose anti-generics proposals at RCEP meet
India firm in opposing proposals that could hinder global access to affordable generic drugs
India will not cross red lines on generic drugs in RCEP, but stay vigilant, say officials
Healthcare watchers are calling on India to resist RCEP
Access to affordable stents and other medical devices – Indian Government should reject the bullying tactics of the US based medical device industry
Access to health products is non-negotiable; the Indian Government should reject the bullying tactics of the US based medical device industry.
RCEP negotiations should not restrict global access to affordable medicines and vaccines
RCEP negotiations should not restrict global access to affordable medicines and vaccines
5 hidden costs of the RCEP to people and planet
The RCEP has hidden costs for people’s lives
RCEP: Robbing communities to extract profit
RCEP will give multinational corporations unprecedented rights