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WTO: 70 percent of G20 members’ COVID-19 measures facilitated trade

June 29, 2020 at 11:53 AM
As of last month, 70 percent of the trade measures implemented by G20 members in response to the coronavirus pandemic were aimed at facilitating trade -- a departure from the imposition of export controls, according to a new report from the World Trade Organization . The report, which evaluates initiatives from mid-October 2019 to May 2020, found that G20 countries implemented 154 new trade-related measures, of which 95 were “of a trade-facilitating nature and 59 were trade restrictive.” Since March,...

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