Coronavirus: Vaccination

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 11 January 2022.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if her Department will agree to a temporary waiver of the TRIPS Agreement for the production of mRNA covid-19 vaccines; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

I refer the Hon. Member for Harrow West to the answer given by my Hon. Friend, the Minister for Exports, to the Hon. Member for Preston on 17 December, UIN: 90349.

The G7 Trade Ministers’ communique of 22nd October notes our determination to achieve an impactful outcome on trade and health, including how the international IP framework can best support the WTO’s pandemic response.

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