G20 countries reiterated their support for the multilateral trading system as a means to ensure global access to vaccines for Covid-19, as well as related medicines and medical equipment.
Overview of key news items this week in EU trade by Iana Dreyer and Nikos Lavranos.
The global news cycle is dominated today by the decision by the United States to support the idea of a waiver on intellectual property rules enshrined in the World Trade Organization.
The new director-general of the World Trade Organization Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala convened a brainstorming meeting on Wednesday (14 April 2021) aiming to find solutions to ramp up global production of vaccines and health products to help combat the still-raging global COVID-19 pandemic.
The WTO currently comes across as being in a transition. This is predictable at a time of leadership change and renewal at its secretariat. The new director-geneal is interviewing candidates for the post of deputy DG, is pushing the fish-subsidies agenda and potentially steering the WTO institution into a new …