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EU-India trade deal could derail generic supply chain, MSF warns

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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned that the stringent intellectual property enforcement and injunction measures in the proposed EU-India free trade agreement (FTA) could have "chilling" implications for the entire generic medicine supply chain. The international NGO says that the free trade agreement as drafted imposes another piece of legislation, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), implementation of which would threaten a range of programmes including those funded by the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, UNITAID and the Global Fund, and hurting active pharmaceutical ingredients suppliers from India and possibly China.

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