Mexico could benefit from upgraded intellectual property rules to become a regional biotech hub, write Alberto Saracho and Philip Stevens.
China and South Korea’s attempt to protect domestic industries is rooted in the faulty economic logic of the past. Domestic high-tech sectors are unlikely to develop if they are shielded from international trade and competition behind tariff walls.
To kick start its flagging economic growth, Turkey needs to embrace free trade and reject protectionist “localisation” policies
This econometric study examines the relationship between free trade and health, using a range of data relating to trade openness and human development.
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.