- June 16, 2020
Coronavirus: European Commission backs international initiative to facilitate trade in healthcare products
The ongoing global coronavirus crisis has highlighted the need for a collective response from the international community to reinforce preparedness for this and future crises. Following a first discussion among EU ministers, Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan today shared the European Commission's ideas for an international initiative to facilitate trade in healthcare products with a group of World Trade Organization (WTO) partners.
These ideas address the ongoing international discussion on how to facilitate access to affordable pharmaceutical and medical goods and avoid trade disruptions in times of crisis, and could form part of an international agreement open to all WTO members.
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