ICC-WTO joint statement for increased action on trade

ICC and the World Trade Organization have issued a joint statement calling for increased action on trade to ensure an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In response to a G20 Trade and Investment Minister’s declaration, issued on Monday 30 March, ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton AO and WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo have issued a joint statement underscoring the crucial role trade and trade rules have to play in both the health and economic response to the COVID-19 crisis, and announcing a virtual business roundtable to provide concrete advice to governments.

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