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U.S.: Proposed GPA-exempted medicines total $393 million in procurement

February 11, 2021 at 1:24 PM
The critical medicines the U.S. wants removed from its Government Procurement Agreement coverage at the World Trade Organization totaled $393 million, or 4.5 percent, in covered federal medical procurement as of 2014, a communication from the U.S. said this week. The Feb. 8 communication, obtained by Inside U.S. Trade , comes after more than a dozen WTO members objected to the initial U.S. proposal to exempt a list of medicines and medical devices it “deemed necessary for responding to threats...

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