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71% of new trade related measures imposed linked to pandemic—WTO report

About 363 new trade and trade-related measures were implemented by countries worldwide from mid-October 2019 to mid-May 2020, of which 71% were...

VN, NZ adopt e-cert to hasten agro-fishery trade

Vietnam and New Zealand have agreed to facilitate border clearance of agricultural, forestry and aquatic products through the use of electronic certification...

ASEAN to hold first online sale day in Aug

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has launched a website for the holding of the inaugural ASEAN Online Sale Day (AOSD)...

Asia to see slow, partial recovery in 2021—IMF forecast

Asia’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to contract for the first time in recent memory by 1.6% in 2020, a further...

ICC joins call for emergency debt relief for developing countries

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is urging finance ministers to use this week’s Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG)...

Trade to plunge in every region, sector due to COVID-19—WTO

World trade is expected to fall from 13% to 32% in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly all regions to...

IMF: COVID-19 to bring ‘sharply negative growth’, worst economic fallout since...

Global economic growth will “turn sharply negative in 2020” as the COVID-19 pandemic has created “a crisis like no other,” hurting both...

WCO, WHO expand HS list of critical COVID-19 medical supplies to...

The World Customs Organization (WCO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have jointly updated the HS Classification Reference for COVID-19 Medical Supplies...

WTO report: tariffs on face masks, soaps among highest for COVID-19...

Imports and exports of medical products totalled about US$2 trillion in 2019, which represented about 5% of total world merchandise trade last...

ADB report: East, SE Asia to be among hardest hit by...

After a lackluster 2019, regional growth in developing Asia will decline sharply in 2020 due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,...