The intergovernmental organization South Center, composed of different developing countries, had lashed out against America and developed countries for pressuring India over its IP laws. The organization also said that it violates the legitimacy of the World Trade Organization.
According to the South Center, the Indian IP laws ensure that the rights of people will not hinder the government’s ability to adopt measures to promote development priorities in the area of Public Health. They said that the developments was inappropriate because it is clearly against the spirit of the Landmark Ministerial Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and public health.
The pressure of developed countries will limit the use of the flexibilities in the TRIPS Agreement, which would limit the advancement of public health and other development needs for the country. According to them, it made the entire trade sanctions of the United States to developing countries as one sided.
The South Center said that the new sanctions will disrupt the balance of the multilateral dispute resolution and will not provide equal protection for the powerful and less powerful countries in the world.
They said that it is regrettable that India and other developing countries are designated as priority foreign country, which would limit its capabilities for expansion.