Posted by: APO | 23 November 2016

Benin accepts TRIPS amendment to ease poor countries’ access to affordable medicines

The protocol amending the TRIPS Agreement, which was agreed in 2005, is intended to formalize a decision to ease poorer WTO members’ access to affordable medicines. The protocol allows exporting countries to grant compulsory licences (i.e. licences granted without the patent holder’s consent) to their generic suppliers to manufacture and export medicines to countries that cannot manufacture the… Read more on


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