WTO Chief: New TRIPS Proposal A ‘Reasonable, Workable’ Option

By Hannah Monicken / May 13, 2022 at 2:20 PM
World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala this week urged both proponents and skeptics of a waiver of some intellectual property protections for COVID-19-related products to look closely at her recently released compromise proposal, arguing it works within the existing WTO framework to expand access to those products. The negotiations over a proposal waiver of certain provisions of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights have been contentious and largely stalled for a year. Last week, Okonjo-Iweala put forward...


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