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US White Paper on Medicines issued at TPPA talks in Chicago

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR), facing a deluge of condemnation over the impact of its trade policy on affordable medicines, today issued a four-page white paper entitled ‘Trade Enhancing Access to Medicines (TEAM), Jane Kelsey said.Media Release: Jane Kelsey Tuesday 13 September 2011 US White Paper on Medicines issued at TPPA talks in Chicago ‘window-dressing for Big Phrma’ The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR), facing a deluge of condemnation over the impact of its trade policy on affordable medicines, today issued a four-page white paper entitled ‘Trade Enhancing Access to Medicines (TEAM), Jane Kelsey said. Jane Kelsey has been in Chicago for the latest round of talks on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. Critics of the US position slammed the USTR for releasing the paper on the same day it tabled its most controversial provisions that will restrict access to medicines at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations in Chicago. Peter Maybarduk from the Public Citizen Global Access to Medicines Program said ‘the paper fails entirely to address those provisions, or the other elements of its aggressive intellectual property proposal that would restrict access to medicines.’ He described it as mere ‘window dressing for USTR’s pro-Big Pharma, anti-access to medicines status quo.’ Professor Sean Flynn from the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University Washington College...

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TPP Talk:Intellectual Property Update

Column – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Following on from last year’s round of consultations with interested parties on intellectual property issues within the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiation, the Ministry of Economic Development is undertaking a further round of targeted consultations …TPP Talk:Intellectual Property Update 18 May 2011 by Rory McLeod Following on from last year’s round of consultations with interested parties on intellectual property issues within the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiation, the Ministry of Economic Development is undertaking a further round of targeted consultations next week. As background to these consultations, an information paper (PDF 23KB) has been prepared outlining the key intellectual property issues in the TPP negotiations. ENDS Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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TPP Talk: A 21st Century Trade Agreement

Column – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade The level of public interest in the Trans-Pacific Partnership reflects the significance of the negotiation as a trade and foreign policy intiative.TPP Talk: A 21st Century Trade Agreement 17 May 2011 by Mark Sinclair The level of public interest in the Trans-Pacific Partnership reflects the significance of the negotiation as a trade and foreign policy intiative. Trade Minister Tim Groser offered a strategic perspective on the initiative in a speech to the US-NZ Partnership Forum in Christchuch on 21 February, characterising the negotiations as working toward “a 21st Century trade agreement”. For those who missed it the first time around, read the full text of his speech. ENDS Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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Protests At TPP

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey and AFTINET The 4th round of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement start at the Sky City Casino on Monday 6 December.The 4th round of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement start at the Sky City Casino on Monday 6 December. For information about the TPP generally, TPP& Investment and Maori, Treaty and TPP see the attached 2 page briefs. There are also: Protests: Monday 6th December: “No to the TPPA. Stop Gambling with Our Future” 8.30am, SKYCITY Convention Centre, Federal Street, Auckland 5.30pm, Voyager Maritime Museum, Corner Quay and Hobson Streets, Auckland Viaduct Basin Public meeting: Tuesday 7th December 6-8 pm St-Matthew-in-the-City, cnr Hobson & Wellesley Sts, Auckland Main speaker: Prof Jane Kelsey. Commentators Mike Smith, Sanya Read Smith (Third World Network), Andrew Campbell (FinSec) and other international guests (The views expressed during this event are not necessarily those of St Matthew-in-the-City) ends Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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