Vaccine IP-Waiver Talks Are ‘Moving Slowly,’ WTO Chief Says



Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg

A World Trade Organization negotiation aimed at securing an intellectual-property waiver for Covid-19 vaccines is “moving slowly at this time, as members try to reconcile differing views and approaches,” WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala says during a meeting with vaccine manufacturers.

WTO members remain divided over the question of whether a waiver to the WTO’s intellectual property rules for vaccines is the best way to expand access.

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