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Protectionism must not prevail

This virus cannot be beaten alone—a united international response is required

By Liz Truss   June 2020

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Coronavirus may well represent the biggest health crisis any of us experience in our lifetimes.

That is why the prime minister and government have been quick to act—working to a scientifically-led, step-by-step action plan and taking the right measures at the right time.

This virus has not only impacted our national health, but it has also thrown up substantial economic challenges to the global trading system. In addition to mitigating the economic symptoms of Coronavirus, with fiscal and monetary measures, we must also deploy trade…

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