Members welcome COVID-19 trade-related measures report, agree on future experience sharing

Members welcomed the latest update on export restrictions and prohibitions and trade-easing measures relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was presented by the WTO Secretariat at a meeting of the Committee on Market Access on 30-31 March. The Committee also heard about the first experience-sharing session on COVID-19-related goods, where members sought to better understand how they define lists of “essential goods” to combat the pandemic and the challenges they face with tariff classification.