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EU, Switzerland object to U.S. push to modify GPA coverage

January 8, 2021 at 12:58 PM
The European Union and Switzerland have formally objected to the United States’ proposed modification of its government procurement coverage to exclude essential medicines, arguing the U.S. has not accounted for the “likely consequences of the change” for other members. The U.S. last month notified the WTO that it intended to remove “any goods that are deemed necessary for responding to threats arising from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats and public health emergencies, including emerging infectious diseases such as...

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