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TRIPS waiver receives more support ahead of WTO meeting

June 7, 2021 at 6:02 PM
The prospect of waiving certain provisions of the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property is garnering widespread support ahead of a Tuesday TRIPS Council meeting and following a weekend endorsement from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trade ministers. The WTO on Monday announced it had received a petition from Avaaz, an online activist organization, and the People’s Vaccine Alliance, a coalition of non-governmental organizations, that had been signed by more than 2.7 million people in support of a...

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