COVID-19 AND WORLD TRADE
The list contains support measures communicated by members and observers to the WTO Secretariat as of 6 October through the WTO's Trade Monitoring exercise. It is an informal situation report and an attempt to provide transparency with respect to support measures taken in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. It does not pass judgment on or question the right of WTO members to take such actions. The measures in the list are not categorized and no assessment of their potential relation to trade is made.
The measures were submitted in response to the requests by the Director-General in March 2020 and by Deputy Director-General Yonov Frederick Agah in September 2020. The list will be regularly updated. It can be accessed here.The COVID-19 web page also includes tables on trade and trade-related measures related to goods, services and intellectual property adopted by members in response to the pandemic.