India calls for dismantling trade barriers, waiver of IPR

Addressing the G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting in Italy, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal called for waiver of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and dismantling new trade barriers in the global fight against Covid-19 pandemic. Goyal also stressed on resolving new trade barriers like vaccine differentiations or Covid passports, which impose mobility restrictions and impede the movement of personnel needed for delivering critical services.