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EU tightens Covid vaccine export controls to ensure ‘supply security’

By Joanna Sopinska
  • 24 Mar 2021 09:58
  • 24 Mar 2021 10:07
The EU has tightened the Covid vaccines' export control mechanism — which will now be based on principles of "reciprocity and proportionality" — to ensure better security for the bloc’s supply chains, said trade chief Valdis Dombrovskis.

He said requests for export authorizations could be refused under the new rules if a country

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Joanna Sopinska

Senior Correspondent

Joanna covers trade in Brussels. Formerly trade editor of EU Trade Insights, she has many years' experience reporting on trade, investment policy and foreign affairs. Before that, she spent nine years at Europolitics news agency writing on trade, agriculture policy and foreign affairs. Before moving to Brussels in 2006, Joanna worked as an analyst at the Polish Institute of International Relations (PISM) in Warsaw.

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