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TRIPS transition period for LDCs: update on 20 October 2020

20 October 2020. At the meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 15-16 October 2020, WTO members discussed,...

Communication from Chad on behalf of the LDC Group on an Extension of the...

1 October 2020. Chad, on behalf of the LDC members of the WTO, has presented a proposal to the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual...

Special treatment and flexibilities under WTO rules

LDCs that are members of the WTO benefit from special considerations in their implementation of WTO agreements. Special and differential treatment (S&D) provisions for...

Technical assistance under WTO Agreements

Several WTO Agreements contain provisions on technical assistance to LDCs: General Agreement on Trade in Services:Technical assistance by WTO Secretariat in the Preparation &...

What LDC graduation will mean for Bangladesh’s drugs industry

  Bangladesh’s pharmaceutical industry is unique among least developed countries (LDCs). Driven by active government policies, output has grown a thousand times since 1982, to...

WIPO Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

The PCT is an international treaty, administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), between more than 140 Paris Convention countries. The PCT makes...

LDCs in the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement)

The TRIPS Agreement and related decisions have the following specific provisions for LDCs: General transition period - exemption from applying substantive TRIPS standards until 2021 (article 66.1). LDCs...

WTO drugs patent waiver for LDCs extended until 2033

On 6 November 2015, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Council decided to extend the exemption for LDC WTO members to implement provisions of the TRIPS agreement...

Medecins Sans Frontieres , LDCs and TRIPs

(Archives, May 2013) Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) is voicing its support to the extension of the transition period for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)...