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InvestmentKhor 1Malaysia is taking the lead on two fronts to prevent the use of trade and investment agreements from blocking anti-smoking measures, but will these initiatives succeed?

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Khor 1Hydrocodone with Acetaminophen Tablets on a Prescription FormA new cure for Hepatitis C has given new hope, but its price is far too high, while a scheme to supply to poor countries excludes Malaysia and other middle income countries.

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Khor 1Trade_FacilitationTrade agreements like the TPPA have become over-loaded with non-trade issues as well as extra conditions that a powerful country and its Congress can demand of partners like Malaysia.

 

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Khor 1Trade_HarbourOf all the issues currently being negotiated on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, none are more important than the ability of patients to get life-saving medicines at affordable prices, which many fear may be a victim of the agreement.

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Khor 1Marinate_TradeRecently, the tense WTO conference concluded a deal in Bali, while the TPPA Ministers’ Singapore meeting continued to be dogged by complex issues.

 

 

 

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Khor 1Will developing countries be allowed to promote food security schemes that buy food from small farmers and also help poor consumers?  This is one the issues at the WTO’s Ministerial Conference next week.

 

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Khor 1Akha Coffee WorkerA fight taking place in the WTO shows how the rules on agriculture allow rich countries to continue huge subsidies whilst penalising developing countries’ farmers.

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