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U.S. Says WTO Vaccine Talks Have Resulted in Compromise Outcome

  • U.S. Trade Representative responds to reports on IP waiver
  • Biden administration continuing to consult on talks for text

World Trade Organization members have arrived at a compromise on intellectual property rules for Covid-19 vaccines, the Biden administration said.

While there is no text for an agreement, there is an understanding that offers “the most promising path toward achieving a concrete and meaningful outcome,” Adam Hodge, a spokesman for U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, said in a statement on Tuesday.