Please note that log in for BLAW products will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance on Sunday, February 5th from approximately 4 AM to 5 AM EST.
Bloomberg Law
Free Newsletter Sign Up
Login
BROWSE
Bloomberg Law
Welcome
Login
Advanced Search Go
Free Newsletter Sign Up

WTO Chief Says Compromise Possible on Vaccine Patent Waiver

Oct. 14, 2021, 4:56 PM

World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala says, “I believe that members can find a pragmatic compromise” on the issue of intellectual-property waivers for vaccine patents.

  • “We need to diversify and decentralize the manufacturing of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics,” she says in a speech at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington
  • “Our current inequality in access to Covid-19 vaccines is morally unacceptable”
  • NOTE: Earlier, U.S. Trade Chief Tai Says WTO Vaccine Waiver Making Progress
  • NOTE: Oct. 7, WTO Vaccine IP-Waiver Talks Move to Compromise, Spokesman Says
  • WTO can play an important role in addressing climate change, Okonjo-Iweala also says ...