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HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY FOR DOHA ROUND TO ELIMINATE TAXES AND TARIFFS ON MEDICINES

Nov. 14, 2005
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As world leaders failed to reach a compromise on agricultural tariffs, a historic opportunity exists in the Doha Round to eliminate the largest barrier to life-saving medicines -- taxes and tariffs imposed by governments. The member states of the World Trade Organization, especially those at odds of agricultural subsidies like the EU and many African nations, must put aside their strong differences and move towards an agreement that would eliminate taxes and tariffs on essential medicines and medical devices.
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