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U.S., EU oppose WTO effort to waive IP protections amid pandemic

October 20, 2020 at 4:08 PM
The U.S., the European Union and other countries, most also developed, have opposed a waiver on certain World Trade Organization intellectual property rules to facilitate access to pandemic-related medical products, including a future vaccine -- a waiver supported by many developing members. The temporary waiver was proposed by India and South Africa at the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights on Friday and backed by many developing and least-developed members that argued it would help those countries that...

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