May 5, 2021

U.S. Chamber Opposes Administration Decision on IP Waiver for Vaccines: “Move will undermine the global fight against COVID.”


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following statement on the Biden administration’s announcement to support international negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) can be attributed to U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Neil Bradley:

“The administration has gotten this issue wrong; undermining intellectual property rights for complex, hard to manufacture vaccines will not accelerate global production, instead it will take us off track in the ongoing and successful efforts to license and scale global production of vaccines that individuals can be confident are safe and effective. Make no mistake, this move will undermine the global fight against COVID and it will diminish our ability to prepare for and respond to the next pandemic. We urge the administration to reverse course and work with the business community to deliver on the President’s recent promise to make America the ‘arsenal of vaccines.”

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