COVID-19 Trade Facilitation Repository

This COVID 19 Trade Facilitation Repository aims to facilitate access to initiatives, guidelines, case studies, and other information that was developed by various partner organizations and associations to help maintain the flow of safe cross border trade during the COVID 19 pandemic. 

*Disclaimer: The tool is for purely informative purposes and does not intend to be comprehensive and the organizations participating in the initiative do not purport to advocate or promote any particular course of action, nor shall they be held responsible for any loss or damage caused by errors, omissions, misprints or misinterpretation of the contents hereof.

Organization Description Area of work Focal Point View
International Air Transport Association

This document provides a set of considerations and awareness on large scale handling, transport and distribution of vaccines, pharmaceutical, life science and medical products and how the airfreight industry, government and authorities can best prepare themselves while identify how the existing procedures can be efficiently adapted to ensure the fast and safe movement of products using a risk-based approach

Report cbm@iata.org View
International Air Transport Association

Link to watch the IATA Cargo Border Mangmeent Webinar. The Cargo Border Management webinar welcomed a variety of supply chain stakeholders, regulators and international organizations who provided an insight on the impact of the C-19 pandemic on the trade facilitation 2021 agenda and upcoming regulatory changes

Website cbm@iata.org View
World Trade Organization

The Government of India, sensing the gravity of the pandemic and its likely impact on the global supply chain had taken a number of proactive trade facilitative measures to ensure smooth operation of trade related activities.

Report tfaf@wto.org View
World Trade Organization

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global issue that requires a global response. Cross-border trade is a critical channel for getting essential products to those who need them. WTO Members are called to demonstrate leadership by committing to ensure the smooth and continuous trade in goods by implementing the Trade Facilitation Agreement

Report tfaf@wto.org View
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

 Trade facilitation measures implemented in response to COVID-19 crisis in countries in the subregion were collected, summarized and recommendations for forward-looking policies

Report kim51@un.org, duvaly@un.org View
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Trade facilitation measures implemented in response to COVID-19 crisis in countries in the subregion were collected, summarized and recommendations for forward-looking policies

Report kim51@un.org, duvaly@un.org View
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Trade facilitation measures implemented in response to COVID-19 crisis in countries in the subregion were collected, summarized and recommendations for forward-looking policies

Report kim51@un.org, duvaly@un.org View
World Trade Organization

The Ottawa Group has compiled a list of a number of the measures its Members have implemented over the past half-year in response to COVID-19. The experiences are shared to support identifying ways to take full advantage of the opportunities for trade facilitation in the Trade Facilitation Agreement and to promote best practices for the implementation of the TFA

Report tfaf@wto.org View
World Trade Organization Report tfaf@wto.org View
Global Express Association

Lessons learned and recommendations 

Report info@global-express.org View