WTO and access to generics: The Sydney swindle

November 15, 2002

In spite of the commitments of Doha to find a solution to the issue of exportation of generics drugs from producing countries towards those which are unable to produce them, the developed countries are trying to force their way against the sick people of the South.

In Sydney today, the informal meeting of 24 WTO member States and the European Commission looks no less than a swindle:

The Sydney meeting higlights the will of the States of the North to go back on their commitments taken in Doha a year ago.

The council on TRIPS due to meet on 25 /27 november 2002 must disown this tentative and at last give an appropriate answer to the needs of the sick in the developing countries.

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