Thomson Reuters: Global Trade in the time of COVID-19

Virginia Ginnane from Reuters speaks to Philippe Isler, Director, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation and Andrew Wilson, Permanent Observer to the UN at the International Chamber of Commerce about the impact of COVID-19 on global trade.

In this article by Thomson Reuters, Philippe Isler and Andrew Wilson share their insights on the impact of COVID-19 on global trade. They discuss the results of the recent survey jointly conducted by the Alliance, ICC, and WTO on the import and export measures that countries have introduced during the COVID-19 crisis and highlight the value of improved access to trade-related information in easing the current challenges in moving goods around the world. Perhaps most importantly, they share their ideas for overcoming these challenges and explain why implementation of the TFA can help countries become more resilient and contribute to COVID-19 recovery.

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Philippe Isler, Director, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

 

Andrew Wilson, Permanent Observer to the UN, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)