Tag: WTO

Ease barriers for vax, medicines, says WTO – ET HealthWorld

REUTERS/Denis Balibouse NEW DELHI: From “fill volume” of 3.51ml instead of 3.5ml to stringent checks on Covax vaccine donations, varying regulatory regimes across countries and high tariffs, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has released an extensive set of restrictions being faced by Covid-19 medicines, diagnostic material and vaccines and their inputs across countries. While suggesting […]

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BRICS Finance Ministers backs India-South Africa vaccine waiver

New Delhi: In a significant step forward, the BRICS grouping comprising of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa have backed the India-South Africa joint proposal for COVID vaccine wavier at the World Trade Organisation or WTO. The grouping decided to back the proposal at the BRICS Foreign ministers virtual meet that was held under the […]

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Pharma lobby group backs granting of voluntary licenses by patent holders to Indian companies – ET HealthWorld

Pharma lobby group, Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association (IDMA) has backed granting of voluntary licenses by the patent holders to Indian companies in a bid to boost manufacturing and make vaccines freely available in the country. “Simple waiving of patents for vaccines is not enough for increased and free availability of Vaccines in India,” it said […]

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Coronavirus live updates | Odisha records highest single-day spike, cases breach 12,000 mark

India continues to record the most number of daily COVID-19 cases and fatalities in the world. The country accounts for one in every two infections and one in four deaths recorded worldwide every day. The average cases in India are six times that of Brazil, which records the second most infections globally — over 58,400 […]

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कोरोना वैक्सीन पर हटेगी पेटेंट सुरक्षा, अमेरिका ने भारत के प्रस्ताव का समर्थन किया

वाशिंगटनः अमेरिका ने कोरोना वायरस के वैक्सीन से पेटेंट खत्म करने का समर्थन किया है. भारत और साउथ अफ्रीका जैसे देश लगातार कोरोना वायरस के खिलाफ लड़ाई में वैक्सीन की पहुंच ज्यादा से ज्यादा बढ़ाने के लिए पेटेंट खत्म करने की मांग कर रहे थे. अमेरिका ने विश्व व्यापार संगठन (डब्ल्यूटीओ) की पहल पर वैक्सीन […]

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Republican lawmakers ask President Biden not to support India’s proposal at WTO amid COVID-19 pandemic

Washington: Twelve Republican lawmakers have urged the Biden administration to not support a proposal by India and South Africa before the World Trade Organisation to temporarily waive some Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) rules amid the coronavirus pandemic. If the US gives up intellectual property rights, it will harm innovation and production, and […]

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US Trade Rep Katherine Tai discusses increasing vaccine production with Pfizer – ET HealthWorld

Washington: United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Monday (local time) met virtually with Dr Albert Bourla, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pfizer, to discuss increasing vaccine production and global health issues. Both sides also discussed the proposed waiver to certain provisions of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual […]

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‘We understand India’s pharmaceutical requirements’: Biden admin on Covid-19 vaccine’s raw material supply issues – ET HealthWorld

The Biden administration has conveyed to New Delhi that it understands India’s pharmaceutical requirements and promised to give the matter a due consideration, observing that the current difficulty in the export of critical raw materials needed to manufacture Covid-19 vaccines is mainly due to an Act that forces American companies to prioritise domestic consumption. President […]

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