EU Introduces Export Controls on COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments

Posted by Gary Doyle on 2/3/21 5:00 PM

On January 29, 2021, the European Union (EU) confirmed that it is implementing a measure requiring exports of COVID-19 vaccines to be subject to an authorization by Member States.

This measure is effective immediately and will run until end of March 2021.

These export control measures come amid a dispute about delivery shortfalls with major vaccine suppliers. The EU has issued a press release detailing the reasoning for the decision.

"The protection and safety of our citizens is a priority and the challenges we now face left us with no choice but to act," the European Commission said.

The full press release may be found here:

Topics: EU, Export, European Union, Coronavirus, COVID-19

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