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ICC issues 'Trade Financing and COVID-19’ paper

22/05/2020

In a new paper issued on 20 May 2020, the ICC is estimating that as much as US$5 trillion in market capacity will be needed to return trade volumes close to 2019 levels in 2021. With the World Trade Organization projecting that the effects of COVID-19 could cause merchandise trade to drop by over 30% this year, the ICC has cautioned that a rapid economic recovery will only be possible if sufficient credit is available to bring trade close to its pre-pandemic trend over the next 18 months.

The paper can be found here


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