Discussions about whether a special waiver on WTO intellectual property rules should apply to Covid-19 therapeutic and diagnostic products as well as vaccines look set to drag on, following an inconclusive debate on the subject at this week’s meeting of the WTO’s controlling general council.
WTO Corner: TRIPS waiver, dispute settlement reform
There’s a lot of gridlock at the WTO – as revealed by this week’s General Council meeting. But at least members continue to ‘talk’.
WTO Corner: TRIPS waiver and… less trade restrictions
It’s not been an uninteresting week at WTO headquarters in Geneva.
WTO Covid-19 intellectual property waiver extension talks could miss year-end deadline
Negotiations on a possible extension of the TRIPS waiver to include Covid-19 tests and treatments as well as vaccines remain completely deadlocked following the latest round of talks in Geneva held today.
WTO Corner: TRIPS waiver, e-commerce, food security, 1st MPIA appeal?
Welcome back to our WTO Corner column! WTO members have begun follow-up work on some of the commitments set out in the so-called ‘Geneva package’ agreed at MC12 back in June. By Chris Horseman and Iana Dreyer.
WTO Corner : TRIPS waiver work, Korean washers
After the climax of an overall successful 12th ministerial conference mid-June at the World Trade Organization’s headquarters in Geneva came a few weeks of quiet as a summer break looms for trade diplomats. South Africa, India press for swift work on TRIPS waiver extension Some WTO members however are keen …