WTO postpones decision on Covid-linked patent waiver
Public interest groups, already harshly critical of the original deal for not going far enough, are outraged by the decision.
WTO agrees to lift Covid vaccine patents, but is it ‘too late’?
Under the terms of the new deal, WTO members have six months to decide on whether to extend the measures 'to cover the production and supply of Covid-19 diagnostics and therapeutics'.
WTO agrees on fishing, food and Covid vaccine deals
The ministerial conference also agreed on deals on e-commerce, responding to pandemics and reforming the organisation itself.
WTO chief hails Covid vaccines IP compromise
But the global trade body says the compromise would need the backing of all WTO members to come into force.
WTO again fails to agree on Covid vaccine patent waiver
South Africa and India have called for intellectual property rights to be temporarily lifted for Covid-19 vaccines during the pandemic but the idea has met with fierce opposition from pharmaceutical giants and their host countries.
Still no agreement at WTO on proposal for Covid jab IP waiver
The WTO says all countries agree on the need to ramp up production quickly, but disagree on how best to achieve the goal.