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Azevêdo: Export controls, reshoring don’t make sense in pandemic fight

April 6, 2020 at 3:29 PM
Imposing export controls on medical supplies and forcing the full domestication of supply chains will do more harm than good in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said on Monday, chastising countries for looking inward instead of focusing on multilateral cooperation to address the global crisis. “As the world tries to ramp up the production of medical supplies, building on existing cross-border production and distribution networks makes sense,” he argued in an op-ed in Barron’s ...

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