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WTO: Market Access Committee updates WTO members on COVID-19 trade-related measures

At the formal meeting of the Committee on Market Access on 11 October, members were updated on trade-related measures related to COVID-19 and on the Joint Indicative List of Critical COVID-19 Vaccine Inputs compiled by the WTO Secretariat. Members also

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WHO: Tuberculosis deaths rise for the first time in more than a decade due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed years of global progress in tackling tuberculosis and for the first time in over a decade, TB deaths have increased, according to the World Health Organization’s 2021 Global TB report. In 2020, more people died from

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WTO: Members pursue convergence for an IP COVID-19 response

At a meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 13-14 October 2021, WTO members noted encouraging exchanges at recent small group discussions and bilateral meetings which helped to identify points of convergence on how

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European Commission: Public health – Commission proposes a progressive roll-out of the new In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation

Today, the European Commission has proposed a progressive roll-out of the new In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation to prevent disruption in the supply of these essential healthcare products. The unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have diverted resources from

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European Commission: Statement by President von der Leyen on vaccine exports

Good morning, We have reached an important milestone in the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to the world. The European Union has exported over 1 billion vaccine doses worldwide, over the past ten months. Vaccines produced in the EU have been shipped

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European Commission: Energy prices – Commission presents a toolbox of measures to tackle exceptional situation and its impacts*

The Commission adopted today a Communication on Energy Prices, to tackle the exceptional rise in global energy prices, which is projected to last through the winter, and help Europe’s people and businesses. The Communication includes a “toolbox” that the EU and

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IMF Annual Report: Build Forward Better

A recovery is underway, but the economic fallout from the global pandemic could be with us for years to come. With the crisis exacerbating prepandemic vulnerabilities, country prospects are diverging. Nearly half of emerging market and developing economies and some

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The World Bank: Ensuring a Strong Recovery for Developing Countries

The global economy is experiencing an uneven recovery, with the risk that it will worsen inequality and leave low- and middle-income countries behind.  The path of the COVID-19 pandemic remains uncertain, with obstacles to vaccination in many countries.  Developing economies

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UNCTAD: Boosting productive capacities only hope for least developed countries post COVID-19

Without better state capacity – ability to accomplish policy goals – the world’s poorest countries will remain on the margins of the global economy. The development of productive capacities in least developed countries (LDCs) is necessary for boosting their ability

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WTO: Global trade rebound beats expectations but marked by regional divergences

The resurgence of global economic activity in the first half of 2021 lifted merchandise trade above its pre-pandemic peak, leading WTO economists to upgrade their forecasts for trade in 2021 and 2022. The WTO is now predicting global merchandise trade

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