[Ip-health] Sanders, Booker, Casey (Senate), Cummings Doggett (House) bills on parallel trade

Pranesh Prakash pranesh at cis-india.org
Wed Mar 8 11:31:47 PST 2017

> The bill has been endorsed by several consumer groups.  KEI likes most of
> the legislation, but recommends the Congress consider a change in Section
> (e), IMPORTATION FROM OTHER COUNTRIES, the part of the bill which
> designates which countries to accept parallel imports from.  The bill now
> limits parallel imports to countries that are members of OECD and has
> "statutory
> or regulatory standards for the approval and sale of prescription drugs
> that are comparable to the standards in the United States.   We would like
> this narrowed, to exclude any country with a per capita income that is 50
> percent or less than the US per capita income.  That is our only concern
> with the bill as drafted, and something I would hope can be fixed.

That's a very sound suggestion, Jamie.  I hope it goes through.

Pranesh Prakash
Policy Director, Centre for Internet and Society
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