The U.S.’s largest labor union is leading a complaint over working conditions at an auto-parts factory in Mexico, the first case to test whether enforcement provisions in a new trade agreement can help to improve working conditions.
AJOT | May 11, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity
Continental, one of the largest tire and automotive technology suppliers in the world, is extending its commitment to sustainability in the natural rubber supply chain. The premium tire manufacturer and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have agreed on a significant expansion of their successful project to ensure full traceability of the natural rubber supply chain in the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan in Borneo.
Pfizer Inc.’s chief executive said that low- and middle-income countries had opted not to order the company’s Covid-19 shot, in a letter posted online after the Biden administration said it supported waiving patents to expand global access to vaccines.
European opposition to a U.S. proposal to waive patents for Covid-19 vaccines is mounting, with French President Emmanuel Macron reprimanding the U.S. and the U.K. for blocking the export of shots and the raw materials needed to make them.
European Union leaders urged U.S. President Joe Biden to lift restrictions on exports of Covid-19 vaccines to address the desperate needs of developing countries before embarking on complex discussions about whether patent waivers might also boost supply in the longer term.