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These are challenging times for all of us no matter where we live in the world. With so much uncertainty and in the interests of all IFCBA members, the decision has been made to postpone the IFCBA 2020 Global Trade Seminar Series originally scheduled for June 2020. The new dates for our 2020 event…

Source: WTO World trade is expected to fall by between 13% and 32% in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts normal economic activity and life around the world. The wide range of possibilities for the predicted decline is explained by the unprecedented nature of this health crisis and the…

Source: WCO To respond to the unprecedented demand in medical supplies amid the current global COVID-19 pandemic around the world, and in order to help countries speed up the cross-border movement of these critical products, the WCO and the World Health Organization (WHO) joined hands to strengthen…

Source: WCO The heads of the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a joint statement on 6 April pledging to work together to facilitate trade in essential goods such as medical supplies, food, and energy. WCO Secretary General Dr. Kunio Mikuriya and WTO…

Source: WCO List of Temporary Import Supports by country List of Temporary Export Restrictions by country

Source: reliefweb I. General background In light of the current novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) global pandemic (COVID-19), the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the…

Source: TRACIT COVID-19 Medical Product Fraud Alert Dear colleagues, TRACIT has issued a statement warning consumers about the risks and growing availability of fake, falsified and substandard medical and healthcare products and medicines in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please help us raise…

Source: WTO WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo and International Chamber of Commerce Secretary-General John Denton issued on 2 April a joint statement calling for more dialogue with business to maximize the effectiveness of public policies to mitigate the economic damage resulting from the COVID…

Source: WTO The heads of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a joint statement on 31 March calling on governments to minimise the impact of COVID-19 related border restrictions on trade in food. “Now is the…