Making the TRIPS Agreement Work Effectively

06 Nov 2021
06 Nov 2021

The Doha Declaration on TRIPS Agreement and Public Health has been of limited relevance in addressing the challenges of the pandemic. Learn more in a recent policy brief published by the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development.

India and South Africa sought a temporary waiver of certain TRIPS provisions for facilitating access to vaccines and other COVID-19 treatments.

Prof Faizel Ismail says India and South Africa have made a proposal in the WTO for a waiver from TRIPS obligations of vaccines and other treatments for COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the support this proposal has received from other members of WTO, a final decision has not been arrived at. How significant is the proposal in your view and will MC-12 endorse the proposal? 

Access the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID) policy brief from here.