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Publication | 2021

Measures taken in the context of the Covid-19 and discussed at the WTO Committee on agriculture

The Covid-19 pandemic induced a proliferation of economic and trade measures to deal with its effects on the population, including consumers and producers. Information became a valuable public good in today’s global context. The fast-paced nature of the measures in which countries are responding to the impact of the pandemic, and their possible effect on markets, makes it more important for governments, companies and consumers to have comprehensive and up-to-date information about these measures, and to ensure that countries respect the commitments they acquired before the WTO which, indeed, are set out to avoid market distortions.