India-EU FTA Talks Hit Snags on IP, Environment, Labour

Volume
14,
Number
16
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5 May 2010
5 May 2010
India and the European Union took another step towards a far-reaching bilateral free trade agreement last week, as senior negotiators met in Brussels for a ninth round of talks. Serious obstacles stand in the way of Brussels's desire to wrap up the negotiations, which started in 2007, this year...
5 May 2010
The United States has released a report of its intellectual property grievances, placing a dozen countries - including Canada, China and India - on its "priority watch list" for IP violations. Washington insists that the report, which is published annually, is essential to the protection of US...
5 May 2010
For the first time in more than a month, negotiators met on 3 May with the chair of the WTO's agriculture negotiations, Ambassador David Walker of New Zealand, to map out a direction for the farm talks. Officials in Geneva are expected to focus on templates and data between 3 and 17 May. Later this...
5 May 2010
The fifth session of the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) at the World Intellectual Property Organization ended on Friday with a significant breakthrough: delegates agreed on a coordination mechanism for the implementation of the WIPO Development Agenda (DA). The CDIP...
5 May 2010
An official EU document obtained by Reuters using freedom of information laws predicts that Europe's demand for biofuels is likely to contribute to climate change and harm the environment. The report suggests that the greenhouse gas emissions from biodiesel can be as much as four times greater than...
5 May 2010
WTO members have cleared the way for Syria to begin the process of becoming a member of the WTO eight years after the Arab country submitted its first bid to join the global trade body. Gathering for a meeting of the WTO's General Council yesterday, trade delegates approved Syria's request for the...
5 May 2010
10-11 May, Brussels, Belgium. WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ON EUROPE: RENEWED LEADERSHIP, NEW VISION. Europe has been hit hard by the financial and economic crisis. With most indicators pointing to continued turbulence ahead, stakeholders will have to adapt and forge closer relationships in order to...
5 May 2010
FREE TRADE OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS: THE LIMITS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ENFORCEMENT AT THE BORDER. By Xavier Seuba, the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, March 2010. This paper provides an in-depth analysis of the complex legal issues raised by European customs...