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TRIPs Protocol on public health deadline to be extended

James Nurton, London

WTO members agreed to extend the period for acceptance of the Protocol Amending the TRIPs Agreement until December 31 2019 at the TRIPs Council meeting on October 19 to 20

Although the deadline for acceptance is December 31 this year, 46 members have yet to accept it while 118 members have done so.

The Protocol, which empowers developing/least developed countries to import generic medicines under compulsory licensing arrangements in certain...

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