COVID-19: Export controls and international cooperation

Hoekman, Bernard; Fiorini, Matteo; Yildirim, Aydin (2020). COVID-19: Export controls and international cooperation. In: Baldwin, Richard E.; Evenett, Simon J. (eds.) COVID-19 and Trade Policy: Why Turning Inward Won’t Work (pp. 77-88). London: CEPR Press

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As part of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries have restricted exports of medical products with the aim to allocate domestic supplies to national healthcare systems and citizens. However, these policies can have unintended consequences and may be of limited effectiveness, fostering price spikes, volatility, and foreign policy tensions. The G20 and like-minded WTO members could help reduce incentives to use export controls through plurilateral cooperation agreements on key policy areas for responding to such crises.

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02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

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Yildirim, Aydin Baris


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation




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05 May 2020 11:46

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05 May 2020 11:46

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