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 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.
How a trade deal being brokered between Europe and India could cut off the developing world’s supply of cheap medicines. Al Jazeera reports.
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.
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.
In some countries, up to 90% of children with AIDS are dependent on India’s cheap, generic drugs.
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.
A new study from UNITAID warns that free trade agreements India is currently negotiating may close the tap on affordable medicines for AIDS patients.
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.
The Indian government’s doublespeak on generic medicines has the stakeholders in a tizzy.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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
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.
It took two years of secret suffering and gut-wrenching diarrhea to make Lumkile Sizila face the fact that he had HIV.
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).