Trade in COVID-19-Related Medical Goods: Issues and Challenges for Commonwealth Countries


Brendan Vickers
Salamat Ali
Collin Zhuawu


This issue of Trade Hot Topics provides an overview of the trade in COVID-19 medical goods by Commonwealth member countries. It maps medical supply chains in the Commonwealth during 2017-2018, prior to the outbreak of the pandemic, and examines some of the major global responses to ensure open trade and undisrupted supply chains. It concludes by considering the role of international trade and trade policy in managing this pathogen pandemic, as well as future crises.



18 May 2020

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