International Trade Working Paper

The International Trade Working Paper series promptly documents and disseminates reviews, analytical work and think-pieces to facilitate the exchange of ideas and to stimulate debates and discussions on issues that are of interest to developing countries in general and Commonwealth members in particular. The issues considered in the papers may be evolving in nature, leading to further work and refinement at a later stage.


The Commonwealth's Trade Landscape in a Post-COVID World

International trade fuels economic growth by increasing employment, production and the provision of a wider variety of goods and services at lower prices. However, two unprecedented recent crises are significantly affecting global trade: the US–China trade war and the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper assesses the impact of the US–China trade war on Commonwealth members' trade, the effect of the trade war on Commonwealth members' supply chain trade, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Commonwealth members' trade.


Keywords: trade policy, COVID-19, US-China trade war, supply chains
JEL: H12: Public Economics / Structure and Scope of Government / Crisis Management; F63: International Economics / Economic Impacts of Globalization / Economic Impacts of Globalization: Economic Development; F10: International Economics / Trade / Trade: General
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