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WTO deputy: Free trade can help stem impact of COVID-19 pandemic

April 2, 2020 at 8:30 AM
Trade policies promoting the free flow of goods can help in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak, World Trade Organization Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said on Wednesday. Wolff, addressing the Washington International Trade Association via video , outlined potential trade moves promoted by several analysts as well as his own take on the pandemic. According to Wolff, a former National Foreign Trade Council president and U.S. trade official, governments should not adopt measures, like tariffs, that could slow trade, and...

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