The global response to COVID-19 has, thankfully, begun to accelerate with the G20 holding its first ever “virtual summit” on last Thursday.
The G20 leaders’ commitment to ensure the free flow of medical equipment, in particular, was especially welcome – but actions now must follow words.
That is why ICC has written to G20 Trade Ministers ahead of their meeting today, with a roadmap for G20 countries to use trade policy to fight COVID-19 and rebuild the future.
In the letter, ICC outlines 10 concrete ideas for trade ministers with three core goals in mind – to speed the health response to COVID-19, to keep trade flowing to restore growth and safeguard jobs, and to maintain momentum on reform of the trading system.
ICC Switzerland has sent this letter to the Swiss authorities.