Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, WTO economies are facing continued supply and demand pressures, congested ports, shipping logjams, rising inflation, increased freight rates and shortages that are disrupting global trade.

These supply chain disruptions jeopardize the flow of goods across the world and weigh negatively on the post-pandemic economic recovery. Participants will explore the role the WTO can play in strengthening global supply chains and how partners across regions and sectors can collaborate to make supply chains more sustainable and inclusive.

The forum is part of the WTO's efforts to analyse the evolving situation in global supply chains.

More information on the forum — including on how to register — is available here.

An information session on the impact of rising shipping rates on trade flows was held in November 2021.

More information can be requested at [email protected].



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