The COVID-19 pandemic made all stakeholders revisit the strengths and weaknesses of Global Value Chains (GVCs), and disruptions were felt throughout, affecting the trade of essential goods such as food, personal protective equipment, and vaccines. At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the role of trade facilitation to mitigate some of the adverse impacts of the supply chain disruptions.
At the launch of the Asia and the Pacific Trade facilitation Report 2021, trade facilitation issues emerged during the pandemic will be discussed and way forward will be proposed. Experts from ESCAP, ADB, government offices, and other institutions will discuss good practices in implementing digital trade and enhancing international cooperation towards a more responsive global trading system.
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