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U.S. industry groups urge administration to stand firm in opposing TRIPS waiver

March 30, 2021 at 3:16 PM
A broad coalition of major U.S. industry and business groups is warning the Biden administration against dropping its opposition to a waiver of some intellectual property rights at the World Trade Organization. The group, which includes the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Advanced Medical Technology Association, the National Foreign Trade Council and the Telecommunications Industry Association, says the waiver, introduced by India and South Africa in October, is vague and counterproductive. It would allow countries to forgo certain obligations under...

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