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)
Insights on trade policy in least developed countries (LDCs).
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.
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO)
Overview of the potential impact of COVID-19 on people’s lives and livelihoods, global food trade, markets, food supply chains and livestock.
INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION (IATA)
The air cargo industry’s response to the COVID-19 crisis
Air Cargo Essential to Fight Against COVID-19
Key recommendations for governments to support the air cargo industry and keep essential goods moving.
INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION (IMO)
Advice for IMO Member States, seafarers and the shipping industry.
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.
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF)
This policy tracker summarises the key economic responses governments are taking to limit the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Key messages on plant health and COVID-19 for the global phytosanitary community.
INTERNATIONAL ROAD TRANSPORT UNION (IRU)
Overview of the best practices in how national governments are ensuring the continuity of road transport for the supply of essential everyday goods.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTRE (ITC)
Insights and guidance to small businesses searching for ways to cope with the operational stress generated by COVID-19.
ORGANIZATION FOR COOPERATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (OECD)
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.
UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT (UNCTAD)
Latest monitoring of the effects of the global pandemic on manufacturing, trade, foreign direct investment and economic growth.
UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE (UNECE)
Information on travel restrictions and border shutdowns by country.
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.
Latest news on the World Bank’s response and COVID-19 situation.
WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION (WCO)
Useful information on the instruments, tools, initiatives and databases that can help WCO Members worldwide address COVID-19-related challenges.
A list of countries that have adopted temporary export restrictions on certain categories of critical medical supplies in response to COVID-19.
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.
Best practices in facilitating the cross-border movement of relief and essential supplies.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
Daily updates on the COVID-19 situation around the world, including information on confirmed cases and deaths.
WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO)
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.