WTO chief 'disappointed' in EU vaccine export restrictions

GENEVA (Reuters) – The director-general of the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday she was disappointed in the European Union’s export authorisation scheme for COVID-19 vaccines, saying that she was talking to the bloc about this measure. The European Commission said on March 11 it had extended the mechanism, set up at the end of January as a reaction to vaccine makers’ announcements of delays in deliveries to the EU, to the end of June. “While we understand the politics of what they are doing – I have said openly I am disappointed, particularly in the fact that they extended it from Marc…

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