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2011-03-23 13:30:46

Editorial: The production of generic drugs in India A new trade agreement between India and Europe would block access to life saving drugs for billions of people living in developing countries, warns an expert on bmj.com today. The EU wants India to adopt tough new patent protection rules for drugs so that no new generic drug could be sold in India without the permission of the company that owned the brand name version of the drug, writes James Love at Knowledge Ecology International in an...

2011-03-04 07:00:00

OMAHA, Neb., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data Support Systems, Inc. (DSS) today announced June 6th 2011 as the General Availability date for its latest solution TRIPS Dispute(TM). In addition, DSS unveiled the details of an accompanying "Advisory Bank Program" designed specifically for the solution. When asked about TRIPS Dispute(TM), Carl Bortol, DSS President and Founder, said, "Many financial institutions continue to handle Regulation E and Regulation Z disputes via homegrown...

2010-12-03 19:06:00

KorUS FTA includes important benefits for the software industry WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Obama administration today announced that US and Korean trade negotiators have reached final agreement on the Republic of Korea-US Free Trade Agreement, known as the KORUS FTA. The Business Software Alliance welcomed the breakthrough. "The KORUS FTA is an important agreement with a major trading partner," said BSA President and CEO Robert Holleyman. "This agreement...

2009-03-19 10:08:25

Fewer trips into and out of Canada were made in January than a month prior, the federal Statistics Canada agency reported from Ottawa Thursday. Travel out by Canadian residents totaled 3.8 million, a 2.4 percent decline over December. Of those trips, 690,000 were to overseas countries, the report said. Canadians took 1.7 million same-day car trips to the United States, down 0.8 percent, while the overall number of overnight U.S. trips fell 1.9 percent to 1.4 million, StatsCan said. There were...

2009-01-20 09:54:50

Travel into and out of Canada declined on a monthly basis in November, led by a 19.6 percent decline in visitors from Japan, Statistics Canada reported Tuesday. Visitors made 2.2 million trips to Canada in November, down 0.9 percent from October, while Canadian residents made 4.1 million trips outside the country, down 1.1 percent from October, the agency said. Travel from seven of the top 12 overseas markets to Canada also decreased by 2.1 percent during the month, led by Japan, StatsCan...

2006-08-29 01:59:53

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States has asked Beijing to help rescue deadlocked WTO trade talks, the top U.S. trade official said on Tuesday, courting China as a potential ally whose economy has soared due to trade liberalization. U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab said in Beijing that she had pressed China to help rescue the Doha round of global trade talks, which was suspended last month after key countries again failed to agree on how to cut tariffs and...

2006-06-29 03:49:22

By Sophie Walker and William Schomberg GENEVA (Reuters) - Trade ministers on Thursday stepped up the search for a breakthrough in deadlocked global free trade talks but with no signs that anybody was ready to make the much-needed concessions, diplomats said. Despite a now-or-never warning from World Trade Organization (WTO) chief Pascal Lamy, diplomats said the United States did not appear ready to sweeten its offer on farm subsidies, while the European Union would not go as far as...

2006-06-28 17:35:46

By Richard Waddington and Sophie Walker GENEVA (Reuters) - Trade ministers step up the search on Thursday for a much-needed breakthrough in global free trade talks with a "now or never" warning from WTO chief Pascal Lamy ringing in their ears. Some 60 ministers, a third of the World Trade Organization (WTO), are gathering in Geneva to thrash out a pact to reform world farm and manufacturing trade, core areas of the WTO's troubled Doha round. Without a deal now to slash farm...

2006-04-25 00:45:46

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States has not ruled out taking Beijing to the World Trade Organization over rampant counterfeiting in China, Washington's point man on piracy said on Tuesday. Chris Israel, U.S. Coordinator for International Intellectual Property Enforcement, said recent steps by the Chinese leadership to tackle piracy had given him some cause for optimism but the situation was still far from ideal. "We remain consistent and clear in our policies that...

2006-03-31 16:23:17

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats accused the Bush administration on Friday of failing to vigorously enforce U.S. trade agreements and recommended 11 cases the United States should immediately file at the World Trade Organization against China and other countries. They made their complaint in a letter to President George W. Bush as the U.S. Trade Representative's office released its annual report on foreign trade barriers -- a document running more than...