RCEP IP chapter analysis

Intellectual Property Chapter and the Impact on Access to Medicines

This briefing note details Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s analysis of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) intellectual property chapter draft negotiating text. It highlights in particular the numerous provisions within this chapter that have implications for access to medicines and makes recommendations to RCEP negotiators of how to ensure that these provisions do not impede access to affordable medicines for the millions of people in RCEP-negotiating countries, and the millions more relying on affordable medicines currently produced in these countries.

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