Chronic. The Covid-19 crisis is the most serious global health crisis in a century, and the concept of international solidarity needs to be fundamentally reconsidered. In addition to the right to produce vaccines and medical equipment, the entire issue of the right of poor countries to develop and collect part of the taxes of multinational corporations and billionaires on the planet must also be considered. We must get rid of the neo-colonial concept of international aid, pay the goodwill of the rich countries under their control, and finally move towards the logic of power.
Let’s start with the vaccine. Some people (recklessly) believe that it is meaningless to cancel the property rights of patents, because poor countries will not be able to produce valuable doses. This is wrong. India and South Africa have important vaccine production capacity that can be expanded, and medical supplies can be produced almost anywhere.These two countries have become the heads of the 100-nation alliance required by the World Trade Organization. This is not a waste of time. [l’Organisation mondiale du commerce] The special dismissal of these properties. On the contrary, the rich countries have not only opened their doors to China and Russia: they have missed a huge opportunity to change the times and show that their concept of multilateralism is wrong, which is only a sense. Hope they can look back soon.
However, in addition to this production right, the entire international economic system must be reconsidered from the perspective of the right to development in the poor countries, instead of allowing oneself to be plundered by the richest countries. In particular, the debate on international tax reform should not be limited to discussions among rich countries, but aimed at sharing the profits currently located in tax havens.This is the whole problem of the project discussed in the OECD [l’Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques]. It is foreseeable that multinational companies will make a single statement of profits on a global scale, which is a good thing in itself. However, when distributing this tax base between countries, it is planned to use a mix of multiple criteria (payroll and sales in different regions), which will actually cause rich countries to allocate more than 95% of the redistributed profits to other than There is nothing else but bread crumbs for poor countries.The only way to avoid this foreseeable disaster is Finally, include poor countries on the table and distribute profits The problematic is based on the population (at least partly).
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