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Publication | 4 May 2021

Bhutan Development Update APRIL 2021. Special Topic: Ramping up e-trade in Bhutan

  • Bhutan has managed to prevent COVID-19 from spreading domestically, thanks to stringent containment measures, including strict nationwide lockdowns. 
  • The economy contracted in fiscal year (FY) 2019-20 due to COVID-19-related disruptions, which hit hard tourism-related services, construction, and manufacturing.
  • In the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis, e-trade will be crucial for a resilient recovery and growth.  

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