Joint ministerial statement on action plans to facilitate the flow of goods and services as well as the essential movement of people

1 May 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has presented a global challenge that requires a coordinated global response. The G20 Trade and Investment Ministers, along with Ministers of attending guest invitees, in their Extraordinary Meeting held on March 30th 2020, reaffirmed their collective determination to ensure the continued flow of goods, services and personnel as well as maintaining the global supply chains.

Based on the G20 Ministerial Statement, we will identify concrete actions that could help alleviate the impact of COVID-19 and work with other countries to develop these actions as follows:

1. Working to ensure the Flow of Goods in Global Supply Chains

2. Facilitating the Essential Movement of People

3. Minimizing the Negative Impacts on Trade and Investment arising from the Pandemic to facilitate an inclusive and sustainable economic recovery

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Australia, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham

Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Canada, Hon Mary Ng

Minister for Trade and Export Growth, New Zealand, Hon David Parker

Minister for Trade, Republic of Korea, Hon Yoo Myung-Hee

Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore, Hon Chan Chun Sing

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