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Despite ministerial talks, little progress reported on IP waiver

December 16, 2021 at 5:28 PM
The trade ministers of the U.S., the European Union, India and South Africa recently met virtually at the behest of World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in an attempt the break a deadlock on a proposed waiver of some WTO intellectual property obligations, but the high-level talks so far have not been enough to move the negotiations out of stalemate. The ministerial meetings were held last week, according to a Geneva-based trade official. They also came up on Thursday during...

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