EU wants millions of US AstraZeneca vaccine doses

The EU wants the US to export millions of doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to Europe, it emerged on Saturday.

The bloc will also start talks on Monday to ensure frictionless trade of coronavirus vaccine ingredients between the two regions, according to AFP.

Among the restricted goods under discussion are bags fitted to the manufacturers’ vats – often either made in the EU by American firms or in the US by European companies – as well as vials, syringes and so-called nanolipid particles used to encapsulate some messenger RNA vaccines.

All vaccine materials require specific authorisation from Washington to export.


The National

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