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Healthcare & Life Sciences

15 January 2020
Urszula Wojtyra Amendments to USMCA remove 10-year data protection requirement for biologics

Canada - Smart & Biggar

The United States, Mexico and Canada recently signed amendments to the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The original USMCA was signed on 30 November 2018. The recent amendments have removed a provision, such that Canada can maintain its current data protection laws which provide an eight-year data protection term, with a possible six-month paediatric extension, for all pharmaceutical products, including biologics.

Author: Urszula Wojtyra
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