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Civil Society Groups Urge New Government To Support Strong Action On COVID-19 Medicine Monopolies At WTO Meeting June 12

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 10:44 am | AFTINET

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference meeting from June 12 will debate a waiver on monopolies for COVID-19 medicines. The original waiver proposed by South Africa and India in May 2021 would enable more equitable access to vaccines ... More >>

Civil Society Groups Urge New Government To Support Strong Action On COVID-19 Medicine Monopolies At WTO Meeting

Monday, 6 June 2022, 4:23 pm | AFTINET

The General Council of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will meet from June 9 before a Ministerial Conference on June 13 to debate a waiver on monopolies for COVID-19 medicines. The original waiver proposed by South Africa and India in May 2021 would ... More >>

Community Groups Ask ALP Government For Public Consultation As US Launches Indo-Pacific Economic Forum

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 12:51 pm | AFTINET

US President Joe Biden yesterday launched the Indo Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), involving the US, Australia, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Others ... More >>

Statement: International Civil Society Reactions To Announcement Of IPEF Member Countries

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:42 am | AFTINET

23 May WASHINGTON, D.C. – – During President Biden’s trip to Japan, the White House has announced some of the countries that will be participating in his proposed Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) discussions launched today. They include the ... More >>

UK Trade Deal Hangs In Balance As Election Announcement Postpones Inquiry

Monday, 11 April 2022, 1:12 pm | AFTINET

The announcement of a ballot to be held on May 21 has left the Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement hanging in the balance until a new parliamentary committee can be formed after the nation goes to the polls. With the conclusion of the final sitting ... More >>

Leaked Proposal On WTO COVID-19 Monopolies A Small Step But More Needed For Equitable Global Access

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 10:41 am | AFTINET

After 18 months of talks, a leaked document proposing a deal between the United States, the European Union, South Africa and India that claims to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines for developing countries reveals some positive steps. But advocates ... More >>

Leaked Proposal On WTO COVID-19 Monopolies A Small Step; More Needed For Equitable Global Access To Vaccines, Treatments

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 6:50 am | AFTINET

March 16, 2022 Leaked proposal on WTO COVID-19 monopolies a small step but more needed for equitable global access to vaccines and treatments, say advocates After 18 months of talks, a leaked document proposing a deal between the United States, ... More >>

Australia-UK Free Trade Deal: Advocates Warn Of Hidden Traps On Pandemic Vaccine Monopolies

Friday, 17 December 2021, 7:17 pm | AFTINET

Australia-UK free trade deal: advocates warn of hidden traps on pandemic vaccine monopolies and urge independent cost-benefit analysis After 18 months of secretive negotiations, Trade Ministers from Australia and the UK today signed the Australia-UK ... More >>

Postponed WTO Meeting Reveals WTO Failure

Monday, 29 November 2021, 6:44 pm | AFTINET

Postponed WTO meeting reveals WTO failure: civil society groups urge Trade Minister to support the waiver on vaccine monopolies in on-line discussions An alliance of health, human rights, fair-trade and labour rights advocates have warned Trade Minister ... More >>

New COVID Strain Postpones WTO Meeting

Saturday, 27 November 2021, 3:15 pm | AFTINET

New COVID strain postpones WTO meeting, confirms need to change WTO rules to share vaccine knowledge and increase global vaccine production The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Meeting scheduled for November 30-December 3 has been postponed ... More >>

Global Civil Society Demands Access To Vaccines And Broader Reforms

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 3:54 pm | AFTINET

As the COVID pandemic continues to devastate low-income countries, 206 major civil society groups have called on the World Trade Organization (WTO) to change WTO rules for monopolies on vaccines that result in “vaccine apartheid”, and to work towards ... More >>

Community Organisations Welcome Trade Minister’s Support To Waive Monopolies On COVID-19 Vaccines

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 6:49 pm | AFTINET

Community organisations welcome Trade Minister’s support to waive monopolies on COVID-19 vaccines, urge more action at meetings in India and WTO Representatives of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET), the Australian Catholic ... More >>

JSCOT Committee report on RCEP supports implementation

Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 11:59 am | AFTINET

The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) has released its Report 196 on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) between Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, South Korea and the 10 ASEAN countries including Myanmar and the Philippines. More >>

AFTINET Welcomes Committee Recommendations For Small Changes In The Trade Agreement Process, But More Needed

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 7:36 pm | AFTINET

The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) has finally released its Report 193 on the trade agreement process in Australia, 12 months after public hearings were completed. “We welcome the Report’s modest recommendations in the direction ... More >>

New Poll Shows Most Australians Support Change To Trade Rules For Fair Access To Vaccines For Low-income Countries

Friday, 16 July 2021, 12:16 pm | AFTINET

An Essential Media poll released today shows that 62 per cent of Australians believe the Australian government should support the effort to temporarily waive World Trade Organisation patent rules for COVID-19 vaccines to enable quicker and fairer access ... More >>

New Poll Shows Most Australians Support Change To Trade Rules For Fair Access To Vaccines For Low-income Countries

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 12:35 pm | AFTINET

An Essential Media poll released today shows that 62 per cent of Australians believe the Australian government should support the effort to temporarily waive World Trade Organisation patent rules for COVID-19 vaccines to enable quicker and fairer access ... More >>

New Poll Shows Most Australians Support Change To Trade Rules For Fair Access To Vaccines For Low-income Countries

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 9:20 am | AFTINET

An Essential Media poll released today shows that 62 per cent of Australians believe the Australian government should support the effort to temporarily waive World Trade Organisation patent rules for COVID-19 vaccines to enable quicker and fairer access ... More >>

Publication Of Australia-UK FTA Agreement In Principle And Exclusion Of ISDS Welcomed, But Still Much We Don’t Know

Friday, 18 June 2021, 1:30 pm | AFTINET

“We welcome the fact that the Australian and UK governments have responded to community concerns about secrecy and yesterday published the Agreement in-Principle (AIP) for the Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement,” Dr Patricia Ranald, AFTINET Convenor, ... More >>

UK Australia FTA Announcement Hides Possible Nasties On Corporate Rights And Medicine Monopolies In Secret Deal

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 5:41 am | AFTINET

“The announcement of ‘in-principle’ agreement for an Australia UK free trade agreement continues the unacceptable government secrecy about the details of the agreement,” Dr Patricia Ranald, AFTINET Convenor said today. “The negotiations ... More >>

50,000 Australians Come Out In Support Of Trips Waiver

Monday, 7 June 2021, 4:35 pm | AFTINET

Ahead of the WTO TRIPS Council meeting, a group of civil society organisations including Amnesty International Australia, GetUp!, NSW Nurses and Midwives Association, Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA, AFTINET, Public Services International and the Humanism Project ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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