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Video June 22, 2020

Managing risk and facilitating trade during COVID-19

Maintaining trade flows as much as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic is crucial in providing access to essential food and medical items and in limiting negative impacts on jobs and poverty. Trade facilitation measures can contribute to the response to the crisis by expediting the movement, release, and clearance of goods, including goods in transit. The World Bank Group provides guidance and technical assistance to countries to implement best practices to facilitate the free flow of goods. Hear from our experts about how countries can mitigate pandemic-related trade risks in a time of crisis.