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Open letter in support of least developed countries (LDCs) within the World Trade Organisation

A letter on behalf of Doctors Without Borders(MSF) to urge South Africa’s support for the request made by the 48 least developed countries (LDCs) within the World Trade Organisation, for an unconditional extension for LDCs of the transition period under Article 66.1 of the TRIPS Agreement, regarding certain obligations with respect to pharmaceutical products. These governments have also requested a waiver from Articles 70.8 and 70.9 of TRIPS for as long as such countries remain a LDC.