TRIPS Agreement: Coronavirus

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 19th July 2021.

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Photo of Chris Law Chris Law Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had discussions with his US counterpart on the proposed waiver of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights at the World Trade Organization; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK Government is currently assessing the proposal submitted by the European Union to the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Council at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The Department for International Trade leads on this issue for the UK.

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