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G20 trade leaders commit to WTO-consistent measures in response to COVID-19

March 30, 2020 at 3:24 PM
Editor's note: This story was updated after initial publication to include more from the G20 leaders' statement on WTO rules. Trade ministers from G20 countries on Monday said any “emergency measures” to address the coronavirus pandemic must be temporary, but can be consistent with World Trade Organization rules. In a March 30 joint statement following a virtual meeting, trade officials pledged to “take immediate necessary measures to facilitate trade” in medical supplies and equipment as well as critical agriculture...

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