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USTR: High-level TRIPS waiver talks yield compromise; text not yet agreed to

March 15, 2022 at 8:36 PM
High-level talks among the U.S., the European Union, India and South Africa have produced a compromise on a proposed pandemic-related waiver of some World Trade Organization intellectual property protections, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative confirmed on Tuesday, though no text has yet been agreed upon. The compromise reportedly is a narrower waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, as the U.S. has supported. “The difficult and protracted process has resulted in a compromise outcome that offers the most promising path toward...

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