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WTO fails to reach agreement on providing global access to Covid treatments

Years of wrangling have ended in stalemate as campaigners question fairness of system for low and middle-income countries

The World Trade Organization has failed to reach an agreement to waive intellectual property rights on Covid-19 tests and treatments for poorer countries.

Members of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) council said it could not reach consensus after years of discussion, despite the “considerable efforts” of members.

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