Over the past 20 years, WTO members have made great progress to reduce barriers to trade in sectors as diverse as agriculture and information technology.
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Mahindra Ecole Centrale, Hyderabad
Dr Sreekanth Venkataraman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Mahindra Ecole Centrale, Hyderabad.
His research interests include the economics of energy storage technologies, Transportation Fuels, climate change and Biofuels. He also has deep interest in innovation and commercialization of new product ideas in energy and other sectors. He serves on the advisory board of startup companies and entrepreneurship focused associations.
Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) containing TRIPS-Plus intellectual property provisions have been widely criticised on the grounds they have the potential to raise medicine prices and undermine access to medicines, particularly in developing countries.