ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Para 6 of WTO Doha Delclaration: Non-Solution of TRIPS Problem

The WTO has formally adopted a solution to the defects of Article 31 of the TRIPS agreement, which stipulates that compulsory licences are predominantly for domestic use and therefore creates a peculiar situation for countries with insufficient pharmaceutical manufacturing capacity. However, the solution seems intended more to ensure that not even a single tablet of drugs produced under this system escapes into the market and less to make medicines available to countries with limited manufacturing ability.

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