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Activists push for access to FTA deal documents

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Health activists are calling on the government to make public the negotiating framework for the Thailand-European Union free trade agreement (FTA). 

Aphiwat Kwangkaew, president of the Thai Network of People Living with HIV/Aids, said the group had heard that the negotiating framework would be submitted to the cabinet today as the government gears up for the Thai-EU FTA talks expected in January.

He said the network is worried the so-called Trips-plus provisions would be included in the talks, which would prevent Thais from gaining access to life-saving medicines at affordable prices.

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