Lawmakers, Civil Society Groups Urge Biden To ‘Follow Through’ On IP Waiver

By Hannah Monicken / September 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM
With the World Trade Organization negotiations to waive some intellectual property obligations for pandemic-related products largely stalled, lawmakers and civil society groups are calling on President Joe Biden to take a more active role in ushering the talks to the finish line. WTO members have moved to text-based negotiations on the proposed waiver, which would allow countries to forgo some commitments under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. But there has been little movement since then. With...

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