Tuesday, May 18, 2021


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.

US backs plan to waive Covid-19 vaccine patents

US trade representative says while intellectual property rights for businesses are important, Washington 'supports the waiver of those protections for Covid-19 vaccines' in order to end the pandemic.

Supply chain strain threatening mass scale-up of Covid-19 jabs

Vaccine manufacturers expect to be able to produce some 10 billion doses of various Covid-19 vaccines this year – double the manufacturing capacity for all vaccines combined in 2019.

It’s not just about patent rights, expert says on ways to make Covid jabs cheaper

India's Serum Institute offers a good example of overcoming the problem of vaccine exclusivity during the current health emergency.

Bukan sekadar hak harta intelek, pakar ajar cara jadikan vaksin lebih murah

Serum Institute of India menawarkan cara mudah bagi menangani masalah eksklusif vaksin ketika darurat kesihatan.

Jakim digesa guna pakai teknologi rantaian blok demi elak skandal daging halal

Penggunaan platform TradeLens di Malaysia mampu memodenkan proses penghantaran, mewujudkan ketelusan yang lebih ketara serta meningkatkan kepuasan pelanggan.

Govt files WTO complaint over EU palm oil restrictions

Malaysia charges that the EU had imposed restrictive measures on the use of palm oil that violate international trade agreements.

Taiwan still trying to join trade alliances despite nerves over Beijing’s threats

Other countries fear China's displeasure when they trade with Taiwan.

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