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Schakowsky: ‘Movement’ on TRIPS waiver in Biden administration

April 23, 2021 at 5:11 PM
The Biden administration is moving the right direction on the pandemic-related proposal to waive some intellectual property obligations at the World Trade Organization, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) said on Friday, pointing to support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, among others. The proposed waiver, which would allow WTO members to forgo a swath of IP protections under the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement in pursuit of producing COVID-19 therapeutics and vaccines, has attracted significant political attention, with...

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