Members of Congress call for WTO Exception for Least Developed Countries

Leading members of the U.S. Congress today sent a letter to the Obama administration supporting the request by Least Developed Countries to continue their exemption from implementing TRIPS, which is set to expire at the end of next month, until they graduate from "least developed" status.

View Congressional letter here.

The letter was sent from the Ranking Members of the

  • Energy and Commerce Committee
  • Labor, Health, Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee and
  • Africa, Global Health and Human Rights Subcommittee
  • as well as the chair of the HIV/AIDS Caucus

Read more about the issue in our fact sheet.

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