➥ Joint Statement on prioritization of COVID-19 vaccination for seafarers and aircrew  (WHO )

 ➥ Covid Vaccines: EU Tussle with UK over AstraZeneca Escalates  (BBC )

 ➥ Even When Covid-19 Vaccines Arrive, EU Struggles to Get Shots in Arm  (Wall Street Journal )

 ➥ 4 Countries Dominate Doses As Pressure Grows For Global Vaccine Solutions  (NPR )

 ➥ How Regional Trade Agreements Can Improve Access to Medical Products During Crises  (UNCTAD )

 ➥ Germany, Italy, France Suspend AstraZeneca Shots Amid Safety Fears  (Reuters )

 ➥ Europe Confronts a Covid-19 Rebound as Vaccine Hopes Recede  (New York Times )

 ➥ E.U. Exports Millions of Covid Vaccine Doses Despite Supply Crunch at Home  (New York Times )

 ➥ Covid: The Man with Super Antibodies  (BBC )

 ➥ Companies Take Charge of Germany s Vaccination Drive  (The Economist )

 ➥ Covid Vaccines: How Fast is Progress Around the World?  (BBC )

 ➥ Intranasal COVID-19 Vaccines Developed for Additional Protection  (MobiHealthNews )

 ➥ Coronavirus: Europe in Vaccine Race to Save Summer  (BBC )

 ➥ France and Germany to Require COVID-19 Test for Some Border Crossings  (Reuters )

 ➥ France, Germany Tighten COVID-19 Measures at Border  (Anadolu Agency )

 ➥ Trade Shows Will Regain Importance After The Covid-19 Pandemic  (Forbes )

 ➥ Britain Extends Pandemic Economic Support  (New York Times )

 ➥ Bulgaria Begins Mass-Vaccination Effort, All Welcome To Line Up in Green Corridors  (NPR )

 ➥ Tracking an Unprecedented Year for Businesses, Everywhere  (World Bank )

 ➥ Covid-19: Brazil Variant Case in England Hunted by Officials  (BBC )

 ➥ World Pharmacopoeias Support Public Health during COVID-19 Pandemic  (WHO )

 ➥ First COVID-19 COVAX vaccine doses administered in Africa  (WHO )

 ➥ Countries Urge Drug Companies to Share Vaccine Know-how  (AP )

 ➥ European Commission Sets Course for New EU Trade Policy  (ROCB Europe )

 ➥ People Who Have Had Covid Should Get Single Vaccine Dose, Studies Suggest  (New York Times )

 ➥ Statement of the Twenty-Seventh Polio IHR Emergency Committee of the WHO  (WHO )

 ➥ WHO Authorizes AstraZeneca’s COVID Vaccine for Emergency Use  (AP )

 ➥ Thousands Turned Back at German Border due to COVID Controls  (Euronews )

 ➥ Russia Pobeda Airline to Resume Flights to Italy in March  (Tass )

 ➥ Germany Partly Closes Borders with Czech Republic, Austria Despite EU Rebuke  (France 24 )

 ➥ Austria Tightens COVID-19 Quarantine Requirements, Extends Border Controls With Czechia & Slovakia  (Schengen Visa Info )

 ➥ Survey: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Spur Huge Growth in Cross-Border Ecommerce  (Retail Touch Points )

 ➥ Spain Brings Back Land Border Controls With Portugal Due to COVID-19  (Schengen Visa Info )

 ➥ What Are Vaccine Passports and How Would They Work?  (Bloomberg )

 ➥ Estonia & Finland Continue Attempts to Find Common Solutions to Restore Cross-Border Travel  (Schengen Visa Info )

 ➥ Ecommerce and COVID-19 – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly  (Paypers )

 ➥ he Covid-19 News is Bad, but There is Room for Optimism  (CNN )

 ➥ U.K. Government Taps CureVac to Target COVID-19 Variants with New Vaccines  (Fierce )

 ➥ Climate Change May Have Helped COVID-19 Emerge  (WebMD )

 ➥ Covid: Antibodies Last at Least Six Months in Most  (BBC )

 ➥ Where are the Mutated COVID-19 Variants Coming from?  (11 Alive )

 ➥ Why Some People Test Positive After Getting a Covid-19 Vaccine  (CNN )

 ➥ Covid-19: Novavax Vaccine Shows 89% Efficacy in UK Trials  (BBC )

 ➥ COVID-19: What Happened When I Got the Vaccine  (Medical News Today )

 ➥ Services Trade Recovery Not Yet in Sight  (WTO )

 ➥ Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution Set to Increase, Upcoming Months Could be Rough  (CNN )

 ➥ Moderna Finds COVID-19 Vaccine Still Protects Against Emerging Strains  (NPR )

 ➥ Merck Ends Development of Two Potential COVID-19 Vaccines  (Modern Healthcare )

 ➥ Coronavirus: Vaccine Supply Fears Grow Amid EU Export Threat  (BBC )

 ➥ Google Maps will Soon Display Covid-19 Vaccination Sites  (CNN )

 ➥ Vaccine from COVID-19 Used in Azerbaijan  (Trend )

 ➥ COVID-19: Ice Cream Tests Positive for Coronavirus in China  (Sky News )

 ➥ Global Death Toll from COVID-19 Tops 2 Million  (WGNTV )

 ➥ U.S. to Require Negative Virus Tests From International Air Travelers  (New York Times )

 ➥ Alberta Finds 1.5% of International Travellers Reporting No Symptoms Actually Had COVID-19  (CBC )

 ➥ Covid vaccine differences? Pfizer v Oxford v Moderna  (BBC )

 ➥ Mandatory COVID-19 Testing for International Arrivals in England  (GOV.UK )

 ➥ More People are Getting COVID-19 Twice, Suggesting Immunity Wanes Quickly in Some  (Science Mag )

 ➥ Which countries have reported new variants of COVID-19?  (Al Jazeera )

 ➥ South Korea study shows coronavirus’ spread indoors  (LA Times )

 ➥ COVID Travel: Should You Travel in 2021?  (Fodors )

 ➥ Full WCO E-Commerce Package is Now Online  (WCO )

 ➥ 2020 Year in Review: The Impact Of COVID-19 In 12 Charts  (World Bank )

 ➥ WTO Updates Report on Trade In Medical Goods In The Context Of COVID-19  (WTO )

 ➥ Globalization Strikes Back After COVID Carnage  (DW )

 ➥ The Pandemic Dealt a Blow To Global Trade and Revived An Old Dream: Self-Reliance  (Washington Post )

 ➥ Global Cargo Logjam Deepens, Delaying Goods Bound for Retailers, Automakers  (Reuters )

 ➥ The Localization of Global Supply Chains Amid the Pandemic  (IMD )

 ➥ Pandemic Triggers ‘Perfect Storm’ for Global Shipping Supply Chains  (Financial Times )

 ➥ Impacts of Pandemics on Supply Chains  (Hofstra University )

 ➥ European Commission Welcomes Agreement on Crucial VAT Relief for Vaccines and Testing Kits  (European Commission )

 ➥ UN Makes Dec. 27 ‘Epidemic Preparedness’ Day  (AP )

 ➥ Shifting Food Supply Chain  (DTN )

 ➥ 1st Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine To Be Administered This Week In The U.K.  (NPR )

 ➥ Vaccines Wıll Not End Covid So Keep Wearing Your Mask  (CNN )

 ➥ The UK Approves the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use  (Tech Crunch )

 ➥ Restrictions Imposed on Entering Croatia  (Croatia Week )

 ➥ What Happened to Cross-Border E-Commerce Under the Pandemic?  (IDB )

 ➥ Global Supply Chains in a Post-Pandemic World  (HBR )

 ➥ how the coronavirus is spread through the air  (El Pais )

 ➥ COVID-19 Is Reaching the Last Coronavirus-Free Nations on Earth  (TIME )

 ➥ COVID-19: Global Trade Value Chains, Taxation and Recovery  (UNCTAD )

 ➥ How COVID-19 Has Affected Trade  (WEF )

 ➥ Rethinking The Supply Chain Amid Covid-19 Uncertainty  (Forbes )

 ➥ What COVID-19 Tells Us About Global Supply Chains  (OUP )

 ➥ Covid-19 and World Merchandise Trade: Unexpected Resilience  (Voxeu )

 ➥ Global Trade Expected To Remain 9% Below 2019 Levels  (Deep Dive )

 ➥ Global trade amid COVID-19: Signs of Rebound, but Recovery Uncertain  (UN )

 ➥ Intra-Asia container trade weathers COVID-19 storm, Trend to Persist  (S&P Global )

 ➥ Why COVID-19 is a Galvanizing Moment for Eliminating Physical and Digital Supply Chain Risk  (Global Trade Mag )

 ➥ How has Trade Survived Covid-19?  (The Economist )

 ➥ COVID-19: Shipping Data Hints to Some Recovery in Global Trade  (UNCTAD )

 ➥ WTO on COVID-19-related Restrictions on Cross-Border Mobility Affecting Global Trade  (WTO )

 ➥ How COVID-19 is Changing Global Value Chains  (UNCTAD )

 ➥ International Trade: Supply Chain Resilience in Europe  (Finance Review )

 ➥ European Commission Announces Actions to Make Europe’s Raw Materials Supply More Secure & Sustainable  (Clean Technica )

 ➥ Global Trade Seen Rebounding Faster Now Than Post-Lehman  (Bloomberg )

 ➥ Cooperatives Help Cross Border Traders Stay in Business during COVID-19  (EIF )

 ➥ Digital Trade in a Post-COVID World  (WEF )

 ➥ COVID-19 Pandemic Accelerated Shift to e-commerce by 5 years  (Tech Crunch )

 ➥ Impact Of Outbreak Of Coronavirus (Covid-19) On Structured Commodity and Trade Finance Market 2020 Growth Factors  (Scientect )

 ➥ Global Imbalances and the COVID-19 Crisis  (IMF )

 ➥ Turkmenistan Obtains Observers Status at WTO  (ROCB Europe )

 ➥ How IoT Technology is Changing Logistics  (Forbes )

 ➥ 5 Charts that Show the Worst may be Over for Coronavirus and Global Trade  (WEF )

 ➥ Trade Policy can Ensure Inclusive Prosperity in wake of Covid-19  (UNCTAD )

 ➥ 4 Ways Businesses Can Adapt to a Changing Supply Chain Environment  (Fortune )

 ➥ ICC Global Survey on Trade Finance Confirms Industry Optimism  (ICC )

 ➥ COVID-19 and the Seed Sector: How Countries are Navigating Challenges  (TfD )

 ➥ Covid-19 and Trade: Taking Stock of the ‘New Normal’  (Global Trade Review )

 ➥ COVID-19 is Exacerbating Global Trade Finance Gap  (WEF )

 ➥ ASEAN Trade Measures And COVID-19  (ASEAN Post )

 ➥ Keeping Trade Open Amid COVID-19 Crisis  (WTO )

 ➥ With COVID-19, Case for Sustainable Transport is Stronger Than Ever  (World Bank )

 ➥ COVID-19 Stalls Progress on Global Goals  (UNCTAD )

 ➥ COVID-19 talls progress on Global Goals  ( )

 ➥ OECD: The Global Outlook is Highly Uncertain  (OECD )

 ➥ World Bank Publishes June 2020 Global Economic Prospects  (World Bank )

 ➥ Which European Countries Have Opened Their Borders Ahead of the Summer Holiday Season?  (Euronews )

 ➥ The Future of Travel in the Covid Era  (Bloomberg )

 ➥ WTO Issues 2020 Annual Report  (WTO )

 ➥ How Cargo Companies and Big Brands are Adapting to the Coronavirus  (Euronews )

 ➥ New ITC Report Guides Policymakers on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement  (ITC )

 ➥ ICC Trade Register Reflects on the Impact of COVID-19 on Global Trade  (ICC )

 ➥ The COVID-19 Economy: Does it Mean the End of Globalization?  (WEF )

 ➥ UN Seeks to Build Transport and Trade Resilience in Wake of COVID-19  (UNCTAD )

 ➥ Pandemic may reverse human development for first time in 30 years, UN says  (Reuters )

 ➥ Blog Post: Multifaceted Prospects for Post-Pandemic Era  (ROCB Europe )

 ➥ The World Bank predicts areas most at risk to coronavirus  (World Bank )

 ➥ Hungary Classifies Budapest-Belgrade Chinese Rail Project  (Reuters )

 ➥ COVID-19 Trade Facilitation Repository Launched  (ROCB Europe )

 ➥ UK Unveils New Post-Brexit Global Trade Tariff Regime  (Yahoo Finance )

 ➥ Tracking Trade During the COVID-19 Pandemic  (IMF )

 ➥ Hungary Removes Export Restriction on Propofol Containing Medicines  (ROCB Europe )

 ➥ Azerbaijan Customs Seizes Undeclared Medicinal Goods  (ROCB Europe )

 ➥ UK to start trade talks with Japan, with US and EU talks ongoing  (Al Jazeera )

 ➥ Global trade to fall by record 27% due to Covid-19, says UN  (The Guardian )

 ➥ Blog Post: Rising Tariffs and Renewed Risk for International Trade  (ROCB Europe )

 ➥ IMF Expects Global Economy Contract Sharply by 3% in 2020  (IMF )

 ➥ Countering Misinformation about COVID-19  (WHO )

 ➥ WTO: The Time Now is for Action Rather Than Reflection  (WTO )

 ➥ UNCTAD Chief: How to Rebuild Global Economy and Trade After COVID-19  (UNCTAD )

 ➥ EU Trade Chief Seeks Revived Talks to Close Transatlantic Rift  (Financial Times )

 ➥ Switzerland Reopens 15 Border Crossings  (The Local )

 ➥ Ten-point Plan to Bolster Global Transport, Ease Trade During COVID-19  (UNCTAD )

 ➥ WCO Policy Commission and Council Meetings Postponed to December 2020  (ROCB Europe )

 ➥ Croatia Customs Warns Against Counterfeit Masks  (ROCB Europe )

 ➥ Global $6 Trillion Slump May Be Optimistic, Economists Warn  (Bloomberg )

 ➥ WTO Issues New Report on Treatment of Medical Products in Regional Trade Agreements  (WTO )

 ➥ WTO and IMF Heads Call for Lifting Trade Restrictions on Medical Supplies and Food  (IMF )

 ➥ European Commission Adopts Regulation on Export Authorisation  (ROCB Europe )

 ➥ UK Border Force Prioritising Checks on Medical Equipment  (ROCB Europe )

 ➥ Coronavirus: Where road transport stands  (Euroactiv )

 ➥ How Policymakers Should Use the Wealth of COVID-19 Data  (WEF )

 ➥ Slovak Customs Officers Ensure Smooth Service Performance  (ROCB Europe )

 ➥ Privileges on Customs Payments as Part of Covid-19 Measures  (FCS of Russian Federation )

 ➥ Green Lanes Introduced within CEFTA  (North Macedonia Customs )

 ➥ Blog Post: How to Cope with the Adverse Effects of Covid-19 on Trade?  (ROCB Europe )

 ➥ Finland Provides Exemption from Customs Duty and VAT on Imports Dating Back to 30 January 2020  (Finland Customs )

 ➥ Belgium Customs Seizes 56 Million Cigarettes and 17 Tonnes of Pipe Tobacco  (Belgium Customs )

 ➥ Belarusian Customs Officials Identified 576 Facts of Non-compliance with the Requirements for the Timing of Trucks  (Belarus Customs )

 ➥ WTO Members Discuss Use of Virtual Platforms during COVID-19 Lockdown  (WTO )

 ➥ IMF Warns Emerging Markets Pose a Major Downside Risk to Global Growth Forecast  (Bloomberg )

 ➥ Joint WCO-IMO Statement on the Integrity of the Global Supply Chain during the COVID-19 Pandemic  (WCO )

 ➥ Coronavirus: EU Finance Ministers Agree on €500 Billion Emergency Fund  (Euronews )

 ➥ Canada, U.S. Extend Border Restrictions 30 Days to Control Coronavirus Spread  (Reuters )

 ➥ The Need for a Globally-connected Supply Chain System is Clearer Than Ever  (WEF )

 ➥ WHO Launches a Chatbot on Facebook Messenger to Combat COVID-19 Misinformation  (WHO )

 ➥ Postponement and Alternate Arrangements for Meetings Scheduled in May 2020 at the WCO Headquarters  (ROCB Europe )

 ➥ EU Trade Chief Urges for More Diverse Supply Chains After Crisis  (New York Times )

 ➥ Covid-19 and Food Security in Vulnerable Countries  (UNCTAD )

 ➥ DHL Struggles to Cope as Online Parcel Volumes Surge  (Reuters )

 ➥ Europe’s Largest Port Says Virus Impact to Get More Severe  (Bloomberg )

 ➥ Unprecedented Impact of COVID-19 on European Airports  (Airport Business )

 ➥ COVID-19 Pandemic and the Asia-Pacific Region: Lowest Growth Since the 1960s  (IMF )

 ➥ How Attractive are Markets in Central Asia and the South Caucasus?  (The Diplomat )

 ➥ Azerbaijan Launches Feeder Ship Service for Cargo Transportation  (Caspian News )

 ➥ Amsterdam Schiphol: Keeping cargo flowing through Covid-19  (Air Cargo News )

 ➥ COVID-19: HMRC update guidance on moving goods through customs  (Accountancy Daily )

 ➥ Coronavirus Lockdown Exit Strategy: Borders, Nations and the Cohesion Conundrum  (Euronews )

 ➥ Coronavirus: Switzerland prohibits cross-border shopping  (The Local )

 ➥ IMF Says Global Economy Will Shrink 3% This Year Because of COVID-19  (Marketplace )

 ➥ Economic Policies for the COVID-19 War  (IMF )

 ➥ Coronavirus: 5 Predictions for How the Economy Might Recover  (WEF )

 ➥ Coronavirus restrictions in Ireland extended until 5 May  (Euronews )

 ➥ Lockdowns should be lifted in two-week stages to stem COVID-19 spread: WHO  (Reuters )

 ➥ Coronavirus: Asian nations face second wave of imported cases  (BBC )

 ➥ Flour exports to Uzbekistan down due to coronavirus pandemic  (Trend )

 ➥ Ukraine Ready To Ban Wheat Exports If Necessary  (ESM )

 ➥ How President Emmanuel Macron bungled France’s coronavirus response  (VOX )

 ➥ COVID-19 Daily Update April 14, 2020  (S&P Global )

 ➥ US customs will seize exports of gloves, masks and respirators amid coronavirus pandemic  (CNBC )

 ➥ France reports 50 COVID-19 cases on board aircraft carrier  (Al Jazeera )

 ➥ COVID-19 flare-ups reported along China-Russia border  (CTV News )

 ➥ Coronavirus crisis brings fragmented Brussels together  (Financial Times )

 ➥ Germany eases border rules  (Deutsche Welle )

 ➥ Global coronavirus cases cross 1.5 million  (CNBC )

 ➥ Policy Responses to COVID-19  (IMF )

 ➥ ASEAN Incentives to Counter COVID-19 Impact  (ASEAN Briefing )

 ➥ 2 ways to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities  (WEF )

 ➥ Coronavirus has shattered the myth that the economy must come first  (The Guardian )

 ➥ India exempts Covid-19 medical equipment from customs duty  (SME Times )

 ➥ exempts Covid-19 medical equipment from customs duty  (SME Times )

 ➥ Global economy set for sharpest reversal since Great Depression  (Financial Times )

 ➥ US Customs order ensures more rubber glove imports  (Freight Waves )

 ➥ Germany partially shuts borders with 5 countries  (Deutsche Welle )

 ➥ EU internal borders could stay shut  (Deutsche Welle )