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ASEFUAN/IGIR Dialogues 2011

"Trade, Competition and Public Health: A Colloquy amongst Asian and European Professionals"

Project Period: Contact: Department: Programme: Theme:
08 Apr 2011 - 06 May 2011 Education Department ASEF Summer University Education

Brussels (Belgium)

The ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN) AISBL, in partnership with the Institute for Globalization and International Regulation (IGIR) of the Maastricht University (UM) are gearing up to host and provide space for exchanges on the following issues:

  1. Trade and Public Health (8 April 2011)- See photos here
    1. Main topics:
      1. Regulations of "Medicines in Transit"
      2. The New Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and their Implication on the World Trade Organization (WTO) system.
    2. Subtopics:
      1. Seizure of Medicines in Transit – the WTO Implications
      2. Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) – Background and Purpose
      3. ACTA – Implications: General and For Access to Medicines
  2. Trade and Competition in Global Pharmaceutical Industry (6 May 2011)
    1. Subtopics:
      1. Implication of EU's new rules on horizontal cooperation on pharmaceutical industry
      2. EU's framework of competition law on generic and biosimilar drugs

Both events will take place at the Campus Brussels of the Maastricht University. For more information, visit the ASEFUAN Dialogues 2011 website. You may also email Mr Sungjin Kang of ASEFUAN AISBL.

ASEFUAN is composed of graduates of the ASEF University Programme, from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds. They are a grouping of young leaders from Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) countries who share a strong interest in the promotion of inter-cultural relations between Asia and Europe.

For more information about ASEFUAN and their activities, please visit or their official blog