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Pharmac’s delay in getting drugs to market ‘not acceptable’ – Medicines NZ

Substantial delays in getting drugs to market in New Zealand compared with Australia is ‘not acceptable’ says Kevin Sheehy – General Manager of Medicines New Zealand. The delays, which “are not liked to the regulator”, were evidence of the deficiencies1Z1-868 within Pharmac. In its current state, a lack of transparency and the absence of a consistent decision making process was hurting Pharmac,” …

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‘Technology a 19th Century land grab under TPP’ – Don Christie

Don Christie – founder of Catalyst IT and a leading New Zealand expert on open source software – said he was disappointed with the proposed effects for the technology industry under TPP at today’s stakeholder meeting in Auckland. “TPP is a big missed opportunity” said Christie citing an independent report out of the UK (available for download below) which called …

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CTU’s Rosenberg claims TPP opens way for Warners to sue future Government if it wipes the ‘Hobbit law’

CTU official Bill Rosenberg has raised the spectre of Warner Brothers suing a future NZ Government if it tries to unwind “the Hobbit” law. At the TPP stakeholders day in Auckland this morning, Rosenberg said the CTU’s interest in the trade negotiations is not limited to labour rights. Rosenberg instanced the NZ Government’s decision to change labour laws to ensure …

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Businesses in Australia, Canada, NZ and US call for urgent action to conclude TPP in 2013

Business representatives from four economies have met in Auckland to press for more urgency in concluding the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations currently underway. “In September business representatives from across the TPP member economies urged governments to conclude an ambitious, comprehensive and high standard outcome in 2013,” said Cal Cohen, President of the Emergency Committee for American Trade (ECAT) speaking …

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TPP negotiators duck “sensitive issues”

Trade analysts and stakeholders in Auckland for the TPP talks have told newzealandinc.com not to expect any progress on “sensitive” issues – including agricultural access – during this the 15th round of negotiations. It’s all “too hard”; “too early” – which doesn’t really cut it if this deal is to be in sufficient shape for final-decision making by political players …

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‘Zip It Sweetie’ – Macdonald dishes it to Kelsey

Comment  When the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks were in Dallas, it was both inspiring and enlightening to be with a range of Asia-Pacific business representatives talking about the opportunities afforded to countries and companies through opening up trade and developing economic ties. Same thing in San Diego. Much of the media commentary detailed empirical examples of the benefits of trade and …

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TPP anything but plain sailing

The US is in the box seat for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations but despite the Americans’ clear negotiating clout – obvious on the outskirts of the TPP talks at SkyCity Convention Centre – things are not plain sailing. The powerful US Chamber of Commerce has made it clear that the TPP deal is important to America’s future …

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