At root, the COVID-19 pandemic is a global problem requiring global solutions. All policy levers must be used to combat both the health crisis and the huge strains it is placing on the global economy.
ICC’s priorities are to ensure that governments take effective action to protect health-supporting small businesses and keeping the global economy ticking. Supply chains – both for essential medical equipment and for regular goods and services – must not be allowed to fail. And governments, international organisations and businesses must join forces and cooperate effectively both to handle the crisis and rebuild the economy for the long-term.
ICC has been engaging with G20 leaders and ministers and is working closely with key international bodies – including the UN, WHO, IMF and ITUC – to encourage coordinated and effective global action.
ICC has issued a 10-point plan for G20 trade ministers to speed response to COVID-19
A roadmap for G20 countries to use trade policy to fight COVID-19 and rebuild for the future
Open letter to G20 heads of state and government
Global business and workers are united in call for coordinated action by G20 leaders that leaves no one behind in response to the COVID-19 pandemic