Covid-19 resource hub

The Covid-19 outbreak has highlighted the vital importance of smooth, efficient trade in getting essential goods such as medical supplies, to those who need them. To help you stay informed, the Alliance Covid-19 hub brings together useful resources on the pandemic in one place and provides tips on how to keep essential goods moving in these challenging times.  

 

ENHANCED INTEGRATED FRAMWORK (EIF)

COVID-19

Insights on trade policy in least developed countries (LDCs).

https://trade4devnews.enhancedif.org/en/Covid-19

 

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Guidance on Customs issues related to the COVID-19 emergency

Practical solutions, given by the current legal framework, to ensure a uniform application of the Union Customs Code (UCC) even in this time of crisis.

https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/Covid-19-taxud-response/guidance-customs-issues-related-Covid-19-emergency_en

 

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Overview of the potential impact of COVID-19 on people’s lives and livelihoods, global food trade, markets, food supply chains and livestock.

http://www.fao.org/2019-ncov/en/

 

INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION (IATA) 

Action cargo: COVID-19

The air cargo industry’s response to the COVID-19 crisis

https://www.iata.org/en/programs/cargo/

 

Air Cargo Essential to Fight Against COVID-19
Key recommendations for governments to support the air cargo industry and keep essential goods moving.
https://www.iata.org/en/pressroom/pr/2020-03-16-01/

 

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION (IMO)

Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19)

Advice for IMO Member States, seafarers and the shipping industry.

http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/HotTopics/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Preliminary list of recommendations for governments and relevant national authorities on the facilitation of maritime trade during the COVID-19 pandemic

Preliminary recommendations to assist governments and their relevant national authorities to take a pragmatic and practical approach to facilitating shipping and port operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/HotTopics/Documents/Circular%20Letter%20No.4204Add.6%20%20Coronavirus%20Covid-19%20Preliminary%20List%20Of%20Recommendations.pdf

 

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) 

Policy responses to COVID-19

This policy tracker summarises the key economic responses governments are taking to limit the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-Covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#M

 

INTERNATIONAL PLANT PROTECTION CONVENTION (IPPC)

Key messages on plant health and COVID-19 for the global phytosanitary community.

https://www.ippc.int/en/ 

 

INTERNATIONAL ROAD TRANSPORT UNION (IRU)

COVID-19: how some countries around the world are supporting road transport

Overview of the best practices in how national governments are ensuring the continuity of road transport for the supply of essential everyday goods.

https://www.iru.org/resources/newsroom/Covid-19-how-some-countries-around-world-are-supporting-road-transport

 

INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTRE (ITC)

Supporting small businesses through the COVID-19 crisis

Insights and guidance to small businesses searching for ways to cope with the operational stress generated by COVID-19.

http://www.intracen.org/Covid19/

 

ORGANIZATION FOR COOPERATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (OECD) 

Tackling coronavirus (COVID-19): Contributing to a global effort

A comprehensive analysis of the impacts and consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on our lives and our societies and some of the solutions we can find to boost our healthcare systems, secure our businesses, maintain our jobs and education, and stabilise financial markets and economies.
http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/

Trade Facilitation and the COVID-19 pandemic

https://read.oecd-ilibrary.org/view/?ref=130_130609-v8jn83j1j3&title=Trade-facilitation-and-the-covid-19-pandemic

 

UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT (UNCTAD) 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): News, Analysis and Resources

Latest monitoring of the effects of the global pandemic on manufacturing, trade, foreign direct investment and economic growth.

https://unctad.org/en/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

 

UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE (UNECE)  

Observatory on Border Crossings Status due to COVID-19   

Information on travel restrictions and border shutdowns by country.
https://wiki.unece.org/display/CTRBSBC/Observatory+on+Border+Crossings+Status+due+to+COVID-19+Home

 

WORLD BANK GROUP (WBG)

Managing Risk and Facilitating Trade in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guidance for developing and least developed countries on best practices to facilitate the free flow of goods and manage risk during the pandemic.

http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/751981585606039541/pdf/Managing-Risk-and-Facilitating-Trade-in-the-COVID-19-Pandemic.pdf

 

World Bank Group and COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Latest news on the World Bank’s response and COVID-19 situation.

https://www.worldbank.org/en/who-we-are/news/coronavirus-Covid19

 

WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION (WCO)

COVID-19 WCO Updates

Useful information on the instruments, tools, initiatives and databases that can help WCO Members worldwide address COVID-19-related challenges.

http://www.wcoomd.org/en/topics/facilitation/activities-and-programmes/natural-disaster/coronavirus.aspx

 

Temporary export control measures adopted by Members

A list of countries that have adopted temporary export restrictions on certain categories of critical medical supplies in response to COVID-19.

http://www.wcoomd.org/en/topics/facilitation/activities-and-programmes/natural-disaster/list-of-countries-coronavirus.aspx

 

Temporary import support measures adopted by Members

A list of countries that have adopted temporary import support (lowering or waiving of direct and indirect duties and taxes) on certain categories of medical supplies in response to COVID-19.

http://www.wcoomd.org/en/topics/facilitation/activities-and-programmes/natural-disaster/temporary-import-support-measures-adopted-by-members.aspx

 

What Customs can do to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

Best practices in facilitating the cross-border movement of relief and essential supplies.

http://www.wcoomd.org/-/media/wco/public/global/pdf/topics/facilitation/activities-and-programmes/natural-disaster/Covid_19/Covid_19-categorization-of-member-input.pdf?la=en

 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

World Health Organization Situation Reports

Daily updates on the COVID-19 situation around the world, including information on confirmed cases and deaths.

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports

 

WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO)

COVID-19 and world trade

Latest trade-related information including relevant notifications by WTO members, the impact the virus has had on exports and imports and how WTO activities have been affected by the pandemic.

https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/Covid19_e/Covid19_e.htm