This note aims to look at the likely impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on LDC trade. First, it briefly describes the trends in LDC trade over the past few years, especially in 2019, revealing the situation for the LDCs prior to the pandemic. It then looks into the latest trade situation for a selection of LDCs, based on publicly available information. It also discusses the extent to which the trade-related measures taken by governments in response to the pandemic could have an impact on LDC trade. Support measures taken at domestic as well as international levels to address the pandemic are also covered.
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