[Ip-health] The EU-Andean Community trade negotiations: debrief paper

Sophie Bloemen Sophie at haieurope.org
Thu Sep 22 04:41:20 PDT 2011

As the European Union (EU) moves along in its trade negotiations with
the MERCOSUR and other developing countries, it is important to look
back on previous negotiations and to take stock on lessons learnt. 


The bilateral trade agreement negotiations between the EU and Peru &
Colombia have concluded and implementation is now pending. Health Action
International (HAI) Europe, as member of the Latin-American and
Caribbean -Global Alliance for Access to Medicines, has prepared a
briefing paper providing an overview of the agreements' history: the
initial European demands on Intellectual Property;  their implications
for access to medicines;  negotiation developments and their final


This publication, The European Union & Andean Community Trade
Agreements, Intellectual Property & Public Health, also considers the
negotiations' political context with the breaking up of a multiparty
agreement into bilateral ones, and the potential impact of several
Intellectual Property provisions on access to medicines in Colombia and
Peru. This policy paper is available in English and Spanish. As a
complement, HAI Europe has also developed a Chronology which traces back
the EU-Andean Community trade agreement since June 2007. 


The Policy paper debrief is available at: 

EN version-


ES version -


The Chronology paper is available at:



Sophie Bloemen

Adviser to  Health Action International (HAI) Europe   

Medicines, Access, Trade & Health 





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