Trips Agreement Article 31

Since the entry into force of TRIPS, bilateral and regional trade agreements have tended to set even higher standards of intellectual property protection, what Peter Drahos calls the ”global ratchet” for IP7 rights. On 6 December 2005, the General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) adopted the Protocol Amending the Trade Aspects of […]

Towards A Free Trade Agreement

It is also important to note that a free trade agreement is a mutual agreement, which is permitted by Article XXIV of the GATT. Autonomous trade regimes for developing and least developed countries are authorized by the decision adopted in 1979 by the signatories to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) on […]