With Negotiators Stalled, IP Waiver Decision Falls To WTO Ministers

By Hannah Monicken / November 22, 2021 at 1:59 PM
The decision on whether to approve a waiver of some World Trade Organization intellectual property obligations for COVID-19 vaccines is likely to be in trade ministers' hands when they gather at the end of the month as negotiators in Geneva have failed to find a compromise amid members’ entrenched, divided positions. The waiver decision is the most closely watched element of the WTO’s developing pandemic response, a package members are aiming to deliver at the 12th ministerial conference starting Nov...

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