Members continue discussions on IP COVID-19 response as high-level engagement intensifies

WTO members agreed to continue their discussions on a common intellectual property (IP) response to COVID-19 amid the ongoing high-level political dialogue aimed at finding a consensus-based outcome. At a formal meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 16 December, members reported on the bilateral meetings and small group consultations held following the postponement of the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference and reiterated their willingness and intention to intensify their engagement with each other.