Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Trade and Trade Facilitation Responses in the Arab Region - ESCWA

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Trade and Trade Facilitation Responses in the Arab Region

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL3.SEP/2020/TP.25


Publication Type: Information material

Cluster: Shared Economic Prosperity

Focus Area: Trade & regional connectivity

SDGs: Agenda 2030

Keywords: Covid-19, Logistics

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Trade and Trade Facilitation Responses in the Arab Region

May 2021

This study has addressed a number of objectives for understanding the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the Arab region. These objectives are as follows:
 

  1. What is the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on logistics sector and supply chain in the Arab region?
  2. What are the applicable supply chain resilience strategies during COVID-19?
  3. What are the longer-term implications of the post-COVID 19 supply chain resilience strategies?


Part 1 reviews the logistics and supply chain performance in the Arab region during the pandemic. Part 2 examines the supply chain resilience strategies applied by impacted companies and organizations in the Arab region during COVID-19, using a survey of 100 international companies in 10 Arab countries.

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