COVID-19 AND WORLD TRADE

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Deputy Director-General Anabel González hosted the Virtual Information Session on Access to COVID-19 Vaccines, Collaborative Initiatives and Analysis on Supply Chains and Tariffs. She briefed participants on the Secretariat's contributions to a range of collaborative initiatives, such as the Multilateral Leaders Task Force on COVID-19, the WHO, WIPO, WTO Trilateral Cooperation in support of capacity building, the COVAX Manufacturing Task Force and the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator.

The programme included presentations on the most recent information notes prepared by the WTO Secretariat (an update of the Indicative List of Trade-Related Bottlenecks and Trade-Facilitating Measures on Critical Products to Combat COVID-19, a Joint Indicative List of Critical COVID-19 Vaccine Inputs, and a new report on COVID-19 vaccines production and tariffs on vaccine inputs)  as well as comments by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The recording of the session is available here. The programme and background materials are available here.

The WTO COVID-19 gateway is available here.

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