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India FTAs & medicines

Afrique : L’accord UE-Inde pourrait menacer l’accès à des médicaments VIH essentiels
Alors que des responsables indiens et européens se rencontrent à Bruxelles pour mettre au point les détails d’un accord de libre-échange, des activistes de la société civile s’inquiètent que l’accord puisse déboucher sur une protection renforcée de la propriété intellectuelle qui pourrait réduire l’accès aux médicaments génériques indiens bon marché.
MSF protest over EU India trade talks
MSF staff and supporters rally outside the offices of the European Commission to deliver an open letter of protest against ongoing trade talks between the European Union and India that could damage access to affordable medicines.
In depth: EU deal threatens HIV drug supplies
How a trade deal being brokered between Europe and India could cut off the developing world’s supply of cheap medicines. Al Jazeera reports.
Nearly 250 NGOs across world urge PM to reject IP provisions in FTA with EU
Hundreds of public interest groups across the world have jointly urged prime minister Manmohan Singh not to sign the proposed free trade agreement (FTA) with European Union as the Centre’s role in medicines supply is under threat due to the intellectual property provisions included in the pact.
Call for International Week of Action against EU-India FTA
We are calling for an international week of joint action from 4 October 2010 to 9 October 2010 to call upon the Government of India to reject the EU-India FTA, especially the provisions relating to intellectual property rights and investment.
Indian trade agreements could choke AIDS drug lifeline
In some countries, up to 90% of children with AIDS are dependent on India’s cheap, generic drugs.
Appeal to sign on letter to Indian PMO on India-EU FTA
We request organizations and individuals across the world to join Delhi Network of Positive People in a sign on letter to issue a appeal to the Indian government to ’not sign on’ to any IP provisions in the FTA negotiations.
India’s central role in AIDS medicines supply could be threatened by trade agreements, new study says
A new study from UNITAID warns that free trade agreements India is currently negotiating may close the tap on affordable medicines for AIDS patients.
India seeks to insulate FTAs from IP policies of the West
If commerce ministry officials have their way in negotiations, all future free trade agreements (FTA) will include a clause protecting India’s interests against third-party agreements, which include FTA partner nations.
Govt speaking in two voices on generic medicines
The Indian government’s doublespeak on generic medicines has the stakeholders in a tizzy.
Right to health, medicine to be protected at all cost: Scindia
India has said that it will not compromise on issues related to health and people’s right to medicine in the bilateral trade and investment agreement being negotiated with the European Union.
Trade talks with EU put drug manufacturers on edge
There are already reports that India and the European Union will have a free-trade agreement ready by the end of August, causing more nervous chatter here in India
EU seized in Vienna
It appears that the EU has dropped its demands for patent extensions and may have made data exclusivity subject to compulsory licensing in the EU-India FTA.
Le stand de l’UE à la conférence sur le sida "saisi" par des militants défenseurs des génériques
Le stand de la Commission européenne à la Conférence internationale sur le sida à Vienne a été "saisi" symboliquement mercredi par des militants pour protester contre des saisies dans l’UE de médicaments génériques destinés à des pays en développement.
EU firm on strong IP provision in free trade
A key provision in the draft of the India-European Union (EU) free trade agreement (FTA) may have implications on the affordability of medicines, while also hurting the negotiations between the two trading blocs.
EU-India trade talks resume under cloud of concern for public health
Negotiations on the EU-India free trade agreement continue tomorrow in Brussels amid warnings from NGOs from India and Europe about possible negative consequences for the public health of poor citizens in India
Pharma cos, public health groups want patent issue out of FTA talk with EU
Indian pharmaceutical firms and the network of public health groups have separately urged the government to keep patent-related issues out of the ongoing talks for the proposed India-EU free trade agreement.
Europe trade deal could hit Indian generic drugs
It took two years of secret suffering and gut-wrenching diarrhea to make Lumkile Sizila face the fact that he had HIV.
Civil society groups in India and across the world protest against EU-India FTA
Civil society and public health groups from India, Brazil and several other countries today vehemently objected to the proposed India-European Union Free Trade Agreement (FTA).