Trade and Sustainable Development
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Berne Declaration, Alliance Sud, and CIEL Media Briefing: Intellectual Property and Proposed European Free Trade Area (EFTA) Bilateral Agreements with Developing Countries
CIEL challenges Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein (the European Free Trade Association) over their anti-development pursuit of intellectual property provisions in Free Trade Agreements with developing countries, at a media briefing by NGOs in Berne, Switzerland.
CIEL's statement on the proposed European Free Trade Area is available in English (in PDF format).
Other statements, in French, are also available from the Briefing.
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