In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the 16 federations members of the Global Business Coalition have issued a strong Joint Statement calling on G20 countries for measures to ensure global supply of protective medical gear, medicines and medical supplies.

GBC members acknowledge that the current crisis requires unusual policies.

Fully aware that States and governments make considerable efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, with the responsibility to save lives and mitigate the effects of the pandemic on the economy, they reiterate GBC’s full commitment to supporting the international institutions as well as governments.

In this terrible context, they feel very concerned about the increasing spread of trade restrictions, which can cause disruptions in the production of vital supplies and exacerbate supply bottlenecks at the most critical moment.

Discover here the measures suggested by GBC members to G20 leaders:

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