April 1, 2020

DDG Wolff outlines measures taken in response to COVID-19, highlights key role of WTO

In a virtual address to the Washington International Trade Association on 1 April, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff highlighted the range of trade-related measures and policy responses governments have adopted worldwide in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as ideas for future trade policy responses. He underlined that the WTO provides an essential forum for international cooperation on how trade can best be deployed to fight COVID-19 and to reduce the disease’s severe negative impact on the world economy and jobs. This is what he said:

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