December 10, 2020

Members to continue discussion on proposal for temporary IP waiver in response to COVID-19

At the meeting of the Council on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 10 December, WTO members agreed to continue discussion on a proposal by India and South Africa for a temporary waiver of certain TRIPS obligations in response to COVID-19. A status report will be submitted to the General Council meeting on 16-17 December indicating the current lack of consensus on this issue and highlighting the common goal shared by members of providing access to high-quality, safe, efficacious and affordable vaccines and medicines for all.

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