On October 1, 2001, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a “Report of the Working Party on the Accession of China.” The 180 page document (WT/ACC/CHN/49) included a discussion of the views of “some members” of the WTO regarding the… Continue Reading
KEI sent this letter to USTR today regarding the TRIPS Waiver negotiations. Highlights what we think are the three most important issues. KEI-USTR-TRIPS-waiver-Priorities-18nov2021 November 18, 2021 Ambassador Katherine Tai Office of the United States Trade Representative Washington, DC Dear Ambassador… Continue Reading
October 15, 2021 James Love In the past few days, two documents have been leaked regarding the European Union (EU)’s positions at the World Trade Organization (WTO), in negotiations over which rules if any at the WTO should be waived… Continue Reading
KEI comment on the May 5, 2021 USTR statement to support negotiations on a waiver of TRIPS rules for COVID 19 vaccines. Attributed to James Love, KEI Director +1.202.361.3040, firstname.lastname@example.org KEI applauds the decision by President Biden and USTR Katherine… Continue Reading
On 14 May 2020, Bernd Lange, Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA) wrote a letter to Phil Hogan (Commissioner for Trade, European Commission) on the “commercial aspects of intellectual property rights for medical products in the… Continue Reading
The panel in a WTO dispute regarding Australia and plain packaging of tobacco products reached the conclusion that 2001 Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health has the status of an agreement that has modified the interpretation of… Continue Reading
On Friday, 20 October 2017, India delivered the following intervention on compulsory licensing. India briefly recounted the experiences of Brazil, South Africa, and Thailand in using compulsory licensing to secure access to ARVs.
On 8 November 2016, India delivered the following statement on Review under Paragraph 8 of the Decision on the Implementation of Paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health.
India’s Interventions at the TRIPS Council meeting (08-09 November 2016)
Agenda Item 7: Review under Paragraph 8 of the Decision on the Implementation of Paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health
On Wednesday, 9 November 2016, India delivered the following statement at the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) TRIPS Council’s discussions of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High Level Panel Report on Access to Medicines.
Agenda item 13: the United Nations Secretary-General’s High Level Panel Report on Access to Medicines
Statement by India.
Thank you Chairman.
At the outset, I would like to thank delegations of Brazil, China and South Africa who are also co-sponsors of this agenda item.
On 24 July 2015, 17 Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) tabled a draft Ministerial decision (published by the WTO secretariat on 29 July 2015) on “Non-violation and situation complaints” for “consideration at the 10th Ministerial Conference of the WTO” (Source: IP/C/W/607). The 10th Ministerial Conference of the WTO will take place in Nairobi from 15 December 2015 to 18 December 2015. Continue Reading