Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

The Trade Hot Topics series provides concise and informative analyses of various trade and trade-related issues which are prepared both by Commonwealth Secretariat and international experts.


COVID-19 and Food Supplies in the Commonwealth

The World Food Programme has warned of potential widespread hunger as a result of the spread of coronavirus. This issue of Trade Hot Topics analyses the food trade of Commonwealth countries and the possible impact of COVID-19 on these supply chains. It suggests ways to support Commonwealth countries' access to essential food supplies during and after the pandemic.


Keywords: supply chains, Commonwealth, COVID-19, food trade
JEL: I14: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / Health and Inequality; F13: International Economics / Trade / Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
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