Magazine article International Trade Forum

LatinPharma Assists Developing Country Pharmaceutical Industries

Magazine article International Trade Forum

LatinPharma Assists Developing Country Pharmaceutical Industries

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As a follow-up to developments at the Fourth World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar in November 2001, ITC has organized a series of activities focusing entirely on the pharmaceutical sector in Central America. The first activity was held online via the Internet from 18 to 22 March, and brought together experts to examine various aspects of trading in pharmaceuticals, namely patents, studies of bio-equivalence, good manufacturing practices and marketing of OTC (over the counter) and Rx (prescription drugs) medication. These topics were moderated by academics from Latin American universities and observed by international experts, More information can be found on the Forum web site: (http:/www.ecie.org/ latinpharma2002/)

Other activities followed the discussion forum and benefited from its outcome. In El Salvador from 10 to 12 April, an international trade fair, a buyers-sellers meeting and conferences grouped enterprises, academics, professionals and bureaucrats around topics important for developing the pharmaceutical sector in five Central American countries.

These events aimed to explore existing trade potential - estimated at US$ 150 million -and to address obstacles that make trade in this sector difficult. …

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