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Australia and New Zealand

(Daily News)
April 21, 2016

U.S. and foreign brand-name drug companies are blasting New Zealand's proposal to implement its Trans-Pacific Partnership obligation to provide patent term extensions on the grounds that it would limit the length of the extensions they could receive, saying it does not reflect the intent of the agreement and deviates from the systems other major economies have put in place.


(Daily News)
April 01, 2016

In its April 1 formal notice to Congress, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative identified six U.S. laws that need to be changed to implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), but only one breaks new ground from the requirements posed by previous free trade agreements. 


(Short Takes)
March 30, 2016

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key today signaled that his country is not open to changing the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership before it enters into force but that tweaks to the deal could occur as additional countries join in the future. He also warned that failure to bring the TPP into force would bolster the Chinese-led effort to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).


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