Geographical indication debate intensifies as EU ups the ante

Bid to revive morality, transparency issues in patents regime amid stiff resistance

The only semblance of fairness that exists in the various agreements of the World Trade Organization is contained in their 155 special and differential treatment provisions. These are meant to benefit developing countries exclusively by giving them pref

The US pharmaceutical industry which has so far prevented its government from endorsing a prescription for change is now directly engaging its counterparts in other nations on the issue of giving poor countries access to cheap medicines. But as the Fi

Manufacturers sign declaration at the Sixth Conference of Parties CoP 6 to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal

Chemical manufacturers shaken by India's signing POPs convention

The needs of many were once again compromised to accommodate the demands of a powerful few. Given the alarming tilt towards self interest and unilateralism by the rich, will the concerns of poor countries ever be addressed in global negotiations?

A new community of nations is to be formed

India unveils its National Environment Policy 2004. Is it possible to smell a rat?

Global trade talks back on track but real work lies ahead