A Month From Deadline, WTO Can’t Break TRIPS Expansion Impasse

By Hannah Monicken / November 28, 2022 at 3:52 PM
World Trade Organization members remain divided on whether to expand agreed intellectual property flexibilities for COVID-19 vaccines to tests and treatments, leaving an agreement looking unlikely by a deadline now less than a month away. Negotiators met in Geneva last Tuesday to reflect on the state of the talks and review the results of consultations held by the chair of the Council on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, Sierra Leone Ambassador Lansana Gberie, who entreated members to submit concrete...

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