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Azevêdo urges transparency on WTO members’ pandemic-related trade moves

March 24, 2020 at 4:56 PM
World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo urged members on Tuesday to be transparent about any new trade-related measures being imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The current COVID-19 pandemic represents an almost unprecedented health crisis, and members are understandably responding by introducing legislation and policies to seek to combat this health emergency,” he wrote in a message to delegations, according to a WTO statement . “These include measures that are trade-related, such as export measures and economic support programmes.” Analysts...

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