Dutch customs officials delay generics shipment for months due to EU laws on counterfeits (2009)

17 seizures of medicines in one year.

“The groups said they “condemn the unacceptable seizure of legitimate generic antiretroviral medicines in transit from India to Nigeria by Dutch customs authorities.” The shipment’s delay could lead to HIV-positive Nigerian patients missing “critical treatment,” said Sophie Bloemen of HAI, who also urged the EU to reconsider inclusion of its regulation in regional free trade agreement negotiations. If it does not, “this could prove disastrous for access to medicines in their regions,” she said. “

IP-watch 2009

HAI Africa


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