APEC Trade Ministers Back TRIPS Waiver, Commit To Speeding Vaccine Flow

By INSIDE US TRADE / June 7, 2021 at 5:40 PM
During weekend meetings, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trade ministers agreed to support a temporary waiver of certain intellectual property protections on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments and committed to speeding up the flow of vaccines, according to a joint statement issued Saturday . During virtual meetings on Friday and Saturday, which were hosted by New Zealand, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and 20 other APEC trade ministers pledged to use trade as a tool to respond to the pandemic and to remove...

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