Monday, December 6, 2021

TRIPS waiver

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.

EU not backing Covid vaccine patent suspension at WTO

It is calling for compulsory licensing deals rather than suspending patents.

Renewed calls for PM to back waiver on Covid-19 patents following US move

NGOs and advocacy groups say the local pharmaceutical industry can help but need the freedom to operate that a WTO waiver could speed up.

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