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.


The Potential Impact of COVID-19 on Commonwealth Trade, Recovery and Resilience

This issue of Trade Hot Topics provides an overview of how the COVID-19 pandemic may affect economic activity in the Commonwealth. Bearing these impacts in mind, including the contagion effect on Commonwealth supply chains, it proposes a unique framework for understanding how a sustainable recovery could unfold over three stages. It concludes with some measures that can be considered to support growth, recovery and resilience.


Keywords: recovery, supply chains, COVID-19, economics, trade
JEL: F10: International Economics / Trade / Trade: General; Q01: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics / General / Sustainable Development; F30: International Economics / International Finance / International Finance: General
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