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WTO members deadlocked on TRIPS waiver, might come too late for COVID-19

November 23, 2020 at 10:31 AM
World Trade Organization members remain divided on a proposal to enact a temporary waiver that would allow countries to sidestep intellectual property obligations to respond to the pandemic, leading some analysts to believe the waiver, if ever adopted, won’t come in time to help combat the public health crisis. Members continued talks in an informal meeting of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Council on Thursday after discussions were suspended at the last meeting in mid-October. The proposed waiver...

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