Statement from Ambassador María Pagán on COVID-19 Response Outcome Document

GENEVA – Deputy United States Trade Representative María Pagán today released the following statement after the World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General put forward an outcome document for Members to consult on an intellectual property response to COVID-19. 

“For nearly a year, the United States, as part of its comprehensive effort to end the pandemic, has worked constructively with other WTO Members to facilitate discussions and bridge differences that might lead to an outcome on intellectual property that can achieve consensus across the 164 Members of the World Trade Organization to help end the pandemic. In the days ahead, as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal to get as many safe and effective vaccines to as many people as fast as possible, we look forward to continuing our engagement with members of Congress and stakeholders as all WTO Members consider the text released by the WTO Director-General.”