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Pascal Lamy: “I have never seen such low co-ordination within the international system”

The former WTO chief says the multilateral response to the pandemic has been woefully inadequate

By Alex Dean  

Photo: Yonhap/Yonhap News Agency/PA Images

Covid-19 is not just a public health crisis, but also an economic one. Countries the world over are experiencing downturns to rival the Great Depression and there is no knowing when the world economy will be back to full health. Trade is a vital component of that, and it has already taken a knock as logistical chains have broken down and countries have imposed some export restrictions on essential supplies. Will global exports rebound, and what challenges lie ahead for the UK specifically?

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