Tagged as: TPP

Biologics Provisions Suspended in Signed CPTPP

We previously reported on the announced agreement to enter into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). As previously announced, the final version of the CPTPP suspended all of the biologics provisions (Article 18.51) that appeared in the TPP.  According to past reports, the biologics provisions were heavily…

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Countries Enter into CPTPP without U.S.

About one year after the U.S. withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Comprehensive Progressive Agreement Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is to be signed in March by the remaining countries (with ratification expected in 2019). The remaining eleven countries include: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and…

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Update: Obamacare and TPP

While Donald Trump’s victory has made world headlines, what may be less well known to our readers is that the election also gave Trump’s Republican Party majority control of both the House and the Senate.  For the first time in many years, Republicans will control both the White House and…

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TPP Updates: McConnell, No Congressional Approval This Year

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the Senate will not vote on the TPP agreement this year, seemingly foreclosing the possibility of passage during President Obama’s tenure. Administration officials continue to push for the deal and hold out hope as Treasury Secretary Jack Lew noted in comments at the Brookings Institute. Meanwhile,…

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Legislation Tracker: PRICED Act Proposes to Shorten Biologic Exclusivity Period from 12 to 7 Years

A bill introduced in the House of Representatives yesterday proposes “[t]o amend the Public Health Service Act to shorten the exclusivity period for brand name biological products from 12 to 7 years.” Titled the “Price Relief, Innovation, and Competition for Essential Drugs Act,” or the “PRICED Act,” the proposed bill…

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TPP Updates: Japan and Canada Begin Deliberations on Trade Deal Ratification

Since the TPP’s signing by twelve Pacific Rim countries this past February, the agreement has been making its way through the “next phase” of its development—ratification through the signatory countries’ “respective domestic processes.”   As we’ve covered previously (see our posts here and here), if enacted, the TPP’s intellectual property provisions…

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BREAKING NEWS: Deal Is Reached on TPP

It was announced this morning that the U.S. has reached an accord on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). As we reported in previous posts on this topic, one major point of dispute between parties to the negotiations was the length of the data exclusivity period that member-states would need to…

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