COVID-19 AND WORLD TRADE
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 WTO COVID-19 gateway is available here.