Committee on Market Access - Summary of notified export restrictions and trade facilitating measures relating to the COVID-19 pandemic - Report by the Secretariat - Revision
作者:WTO Secretariat

Summary of notified Export restrictions and
trade facilitating Measures relating to the covid-19 pandemic

report by the secretariat[1]


1  Introduction

1.       At its meeting of 29 and 30 April 2021, the Committee requested the Secretariat to prepare a revision of the report "Summary of notified export restrictions and trade facilitating measures relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic", which summarizes the factual information contained in the notifications and other communications that have been submitted by Members to the Committee on Market Access in respect of trade-related measures introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2.       As agreed at that meeting[2], the revised report also incorporates trade and trade-related measures in relation to COVID-19 that have been compiled by the WTO's Trade Monitoring Exercise. As a result, this document seeks to compile and summarize the relevant information on export prohibitions and restrictions that have been notified by Members under the 2012 Decision on Notification Procedures for Quantitative Restrictions[3] (QR Decision), the communications notified by Members to the Committee with information on trade-facilitating measures, as well as other measures by WTO Members collected as part of the WTO's Trade Monitoring Exercise and listed in the "COVID-19: Measures affecting trade in goods"3. The revised report takes account of all available information as of 5 October 2021. Annexes 1 and 2 provide an overview of the main elements in the export restrictions and prohibitions and the trade facilitating measures, respectively. In addition, the complete list of notifications and communications to the Committee that have been analyzed in this report is contained in document G/MA/W/157/Rev.3.

[1] This document has been prepared under the Secretariat's own responsibility and is without prejudice to the positions of Members or to their rights and obligations under the WTO Agreement.

[2] G/MA/M/74, paras. 5.31 and 5.32.

[3] G/L/59/Rev.1.