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U.S. civil society groups, lawmakers press Biden to support TRIPS waiver

February 26, 2021 at 5:24 PM
Hundreds of civil society groups in the U.S., along with several progressive lawmakers, are keeping up the pressure on the Biden administration to reverse the previous administration’s opposition to a proposal to waive some intellectual property commitments at the World Trade Organization in response to the pandemic, an issue that has galvanized advocacy groups as a question of equity and, they say, hypocrisy. The waiver, which would apply to a swath of obligations under the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects...

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