Australia’s primary negotiator on medicines for the US-Australia FTA, Dr Ruth Lopert, warns that the TPP could force the Australian Government to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to subsidise medicines.
Since announcing the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) two weeks ago Harper’s Conservatives have repeatedly labelled those questioning the deal as “anti-trade”. But this Canada-European Union accord is one part trade and four parts ‘corporate bill of rights’.
Los países en desarrollo han participado en un gran número de tratados bilaterales de inversión (TBI), así como en acuerdos de libre comercio (ALC) que incluyen obligaciones explícitas de proteger los derechos de la propiedad intelectual por ser considerados como “inversiones”.
Bilateral investment agreements : Agents of new global standards for the protection of intellectual property rights ? | 5-aoû-2004
Developing countries have entered into a large number of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) as well as free trade agreements (FTAs) that include explicit obligations for the protection of intellectual property rights as "investments".
Australian company planned was to mine tantulum, but seventeen years later, the company is suing the Egyptian government for potentially hundreds of millions of dollars after the military regime blocked plans.