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Health and Intellectual Property Rights: The Dynamics of Coordinated Compliance in the Provision of Pharmaceuticals to the Chinese People Vertinsky, Ilan


Ilan Vertinsky explores the ways China interprets its international obligations to support the rights of its people to health and affordable basic medicines. He will discuss the various policies introduced to achieve the affordable medicine objectives and examine their effectiveness. He will then examine the apparent conflict between these objectives and China's obligations under the World Trade Organization agreement, Trade-Related Aspect of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) to protect intellectual property and explore the extent to which China utilizes available TRIPS flexibilities. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the political economy of the pharmaceutical sector explaining the dynamics of coordinated compliance in the supply of affordable medicines.

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