Archive - Ago 17, 2006 - Article

Free trade pacts more dangerous than WTO

Original Publication Date: 
16 August, 2006
In the wake of the collapse of the Doha talks in the World Trade Organization (WTO), negotiations for the country to enter into an Asia-Pacific free trade agreement (FTA) have become more urgent for industrialized countries. But independent think-tank IBON Foundation warns that entering into an FTA could be even more dangerous than liberalization under the WTO.

Victory for HIV carriers as Glaxo drops patent bid

Original Publication Date: 
16 August, 2006
After being pressured by Thai and international activists for years, GlaxoSmithKline has withdrawn its patent application for a key anti-retroviral drug in Thailand and India.