WTO TRIPS Council: South Africa asks WTO members to share best practices to address excessive prices

UPDATE: In November 2018, South Africa notified the WTO Secretariat that Brazil and India requested to co-sponsor this submission on Promoting Public Health Through Competition Law and Policy. On 29 October 2018, the World Trade Organization (WTO) published a submission… Continue Reading

WTO TRIPS Council (February 2018): South Africa’s statement on the regulatory review exception

On Tuesday, 27 February 2018, the representative of the Republic of South Africa delivered the following statement at the World Trade Organization’s TRIPS Council; South Africa delivered this statement under the agenda item on IP and the Public Interest: Regulatory… Continue Reading

Africa, compulsory licensing

To be added, the early CLs on HIV drugs in several African countries. South Africa 2013 2003: CPTech’s 2003 reports for the RSA Competition Commission, in Hazel Tau et al.v GSK, Boehringer, et al. CPTech was the consultant to the… Continue Reading

SCP25: South Africa’s Experience Related to the Topic of Access to Medicines

On Wednesday, 14 December 2016, the delegation of South Africa delivered a comprehensive, moving account of South Africa’s “journey in the quest to provide access to essential medicines” at WIPO’s Standing Committee on the Law of Patents.

South Africa Access to Medicines: South Africa’s Experience Related to the Topic of Access to Medicines at the Standing Committee on the Laws of Patents


Madam Vice Chair,

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