Civil society letter on supporting the proposal to a waiver from certain provisions under the TRIPS Agreement during the COVID-19 pandemic

Brussels, 19 November 2020

Dear Members of the Trade, Health and Development Committees of the European Parliament,
Dear Members of National Parliaments of European Union member states,

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, call on you to take actions in your capacity as a parliamentary member of the European Parliament (EP) or the national parliaments of European Union (EU) member states, to urge the European Commission (EC) to strongly support1 the adoption of the proposal for a temporary ‘Waiver from certain provisions of the TRIPS Agreement for the prevention, containment and treatment of COVID-19’ (Waiver proposal) as submitted by India and South Africa, co-sponsored by Kenya and Eswatini, at the TRIPS Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO).