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U.S. Trade Chief Tai, Global IP Official Meet on Vaccine Output

May 3, 2021, 8:21 PM

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai met virtually with World Intellectual Property Organization Director-General Daren Tang to discuss increasing vaccine production, the role of intellectual property in addressing pandemic issues.

  • They spoke about “specific challenges confronting developing countries, and the proposed waiver to certain provisions of the World Trade Organization’s agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights for the Covid-19 pandemic,” the USTR says in an emailed statement
  • They discussed ways that the WIPO, World Trade Organization and World Health Organization can work more closely together
  • NOTE: April 29, White House Says WTO Waiver May Not Be Best Way to...

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