Intellectual Property Rights

A Blueprint for Linking Trade to Full Employment and Domestic Industrialization (Pt 2/2)

2018 TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT REPORT: Interview with UNCTAD’s Richard Kozul-Wright

November 16, 2018
To avert the continuing and growing inequities of global trade, UNCTAD's 2018 Trade and Development Report calls for a serious look at the 1948 Havana Charter, the initial attempt to establish a managed multilateral trading system. But what makes the current multilateral trading system so different from the world order envisaged in the 1948 Havana Charter? In a 2 part interview, that question among others is put to UNCTAD’s Chief Economist, Richard Kozul-Wright

TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade

October 28, 2016
Professor Peter Drahos explains the TRIPS Agreement gave multinational corporate owners of intellectual property rights a global form of private taxing power

Trade Rules and the Operations of Multinational Corporations

August 30, 2013
Vijay Prashad: People who own things have disproportionate economic power in society. We’ve made it impossible to create economic power for workers.

Japan

May 7, 2013
Critics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership say it’s an attempt to impose an American system on Japan and would threaten Japanese public healthcare system