all eyes are now on Europe and Japan among others as momentum grows for text-based negotiations on the temporary TRIPS waiver for combating the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Biden-Harris administration on 5 May brought about a seismic change in the ongoing discussions on a temporary waiver from certain provisions of the WTO’s TRIPS Agreement in combating the COVID-19 pandemic
Yet one year on, there is a vast disparity in access to COVID-19 medical products between the high-income countries and low-middle-income countries.
The temporary TRIPS waiver seeks to suspend the implementation of several provisions in the TRIPS Agreement relating to copyrights, industrial designs, patents, and protection of undisclosed information for ramping up global production of diagnostics, medicines and vaccines in order to fight the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.
A group of lawmakers from the Democratic Party want US President Joe Biden to support the TRIPS waiver proposal that seeks to temporarily suspend several provisions in the WTO’s TRIPS Agreement in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geneva, 7 Dec (D. Ravi Kanth) – Despite the rapidly worsening COVID-19 pandemic as well as growing concerns over the so-called “us and them” framework being adopted for access to new vaccines, the United States and its allies seem to…
Geneva, 23 Nov (D. Ravi Kanth) — As the global pressure grows by the day for a waiver to suspend various provisions of the WTO’s TRIPS Agreement in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States, the European Union, Japan, and…