Civil Society Letter to European Union on the reported draft text of the TRIPS Waiver negotiation

On 30 March 2022, 42 global and European civil society organizations (including KEI Europe) wrote an open letter calling on the European Union to “refrain from rushing WTO members to rapidly adopt a purported proposal on intellectual property rights and COVID-19.” The full text of this letter can be found here:

For detailed analysis of the text, please see: 1) The proposed WTO agreement on intellectual property and COVID 19 vaccines should not require that authorizations of non-voluntary use of patents list all patents covered. and 2) The Quad WTO proposal on COVID 19 and TRIPS proposal is tied for the 5th best option for exports.