EU wants to secure imports of US vaccine ingredients

  • Vaccine against Covid-19
European Union (EU) will begin talks with the United States on Monday to secure supplies of US COVID-19 vaccine components, which are subject to Washington’s strict export restrictions, a European source was quoted as saying by AFP.

European Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton, who is in charge of the vaccine industry, will meet on Monday afternoon with Jeffrey Zayenz, coordinator of the team to fight Covid-19 at the White House. this source next to the conversations.

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The idea is to “work in a coordinated manner so as not to create ‘traffic jams'” for European vaccine manufacturers, he explained.

Washington has a strict framework for exporting all the necessary ingredients for vaccines, which are subject to special licenses.

“Everyone has their own rules, which are legal. The idea is not to discuss them again “, but to examine” the administrative procedures applied “for the export of ingredients and to see” how we will facilitate them, we will accelerate them “, the European source underlines.

“It is a precautionary measure. “As vaccine production in Europe is going to increase significantly in effect, we want to ensure that all the ingredients can follow,” he said.

 

European Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton, who is in charge of the vaccine industry, will meet on Monday afternoon with Jeffrey Zayenz, coordinator of the team to fight Covid-19 at the White House. this source next to the conversations.

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The idea is to “work in a coordinated manner so as not to create ‘traffic jams'” for European vaccine manufacturers, he explained.

Washington has a strict framework for exporting all the necessary ingredients for vaccines, which are subject to special licenses.

“Everyone has their own rules, which are legal. The idea is not to discuss them again “, but to examine” the administrative procedures applied “for the export of ingredients and to see” how we will facilitate them, we will accelerate them “, the European source underlines.

“It is a precautionary measure. “As vaccine production in Europe is going to increase significantly in effect, we want to ensure that all the ingredients can follow,” he said.