This briefing discussed the bottlenecks in global supply chains and export restrictions imposed by some nations that are making vital medical products hard to obtain for some hospitals, businesses and individuals. It covered global trade in pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other supplies such as personal protective equipment (PPE).
Against the backdrop of rising US-China trade tensions, expert speakers presented data on which nations seek to keep medical supplies for their own citizens; where medical manufacturing operations have been slowed by virus-related shutdown; and which global shortages of medical items could get worse if the world sees a large second wave of COVID-19 cases worldwide.
Download expert slides from this webinar:
– Rosemary Gibson
– Sébastien Miroudot
This briefing is part of a series of National Press Foundation's online webinars on global trade issues in the era of the coronavirus. Check here for all past briefings. Trainings explored:
- US trade policy under a Biden administration
- Are trade wars class wars?
- The new digital trade war on data
- Future of the WTO under Biden or Trump
- Managing the new US-China cold war
- Will China's dominance in raw materials imperil the US?
- What’s next in the US-China trade war?
- US-China battle for technological and geopolitical dominance
- Food security during the pandemic
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