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At ‘Critical Juncture,’ WTO Members Look To Compromise On IP Waiver

By Hannah Monicken / October 7, 2021 at 4:16 PM
The debate over a proposed waiver of some World Trade Organization intellectual property obligations for pandemic-related products hit a better stride this week, with countries conversing in more constructive and conciliatory tones at the General Council meeting, the last before the upcoming 12th ministerial conference starting at the end of November. The United States, which supports a waiver for COVID-19 vaccines only, pushed WTO members to find “real compromises” at this “critical juncture,” according to a copy of the U.S...


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