Members discuss role of trade in developing countries’ response to COVID-19

WTO members discussed how trade is helping developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and build resilience to future crises at a meeting of the Committee on Trade and Development on 17 November. They also discussed initiatives aimed at advancing developing countries’ integration into the global trading system, including in electronic commerce. WTO members also reviewed regional trade agreements among developing countries and preferential trade arrangements at separate meetings of the Committee.