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CDP Member Debapriya Bhattacharya on TRIPS, LDCs, graduation

On July 10, CDP member Debapriya Bhattacharya held a conversation with media on the WTO decision on the extension of the Trade Related Aspects...

WTO members agree to extend TRIPS transition period for LDCs until 1 July 2034

30 June 2021. From the WTO: WTO members agreed to extend until 1 July 2034 the deadline for least developed countries (LDCs) to protect intellectual...

South Centre event, 9 April 2021: Securing extension of the WTO TRIPS transition period...

This webinar will discuss why the request by LDC members is just, legitimate and permissible under WTO rules.  More information and registration here.

LDCs at the WTO: Proposals for extension of LDC support measures for a period...

11 December 2020. Two proposals were submitted recently by the LDC group at the WTO seek the extension of LDC support measures under the...

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: The Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures contains provisions on technical assistance by Members...

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...