Instruments to Improve International Legal and Institutional Systems to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic
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- Covid-19; global trade; economic barriers; COVAX; nationalism
Covid-19 ravages the entire world. Countries have taken different measures to combat this unpredictable virus, leading to a more complex pattern of international relations. This paper addresses the chain reaction of global shortage on medicine goods and personal protective equipment, and explains the reasons behind the increased national protectionism. It also examines the legality of tariff or non-tariff measures under the international laws of WTO. Beyond that, this paper leads to the discussion of a new global initiative-COVAX, and evaluates its significance and challenges. The paper comes to the conclusion that speed, transparency, and interconnected coordination are crucial to end this pandemic, and offers suggestions for countries to collaborate and contribute to a more inclusive world.
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TY - CONF AU - Zhibo Yu AU - Yuanxuan Wang PY - 2022 DA - 2022/04/08 TI - Instruments to Improve International Legal and Institutional Systems to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic BT - Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities and Arts (SSHA 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 252 EP - 258 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220401.051 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220401.051 ID - Yu2022 ER -