Updates on COVID-19

More people’s lives and livelihoods around the world continue to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with the disruption of business at borders and the impact felt across global supply chains.

The STDF global partnership continues to provide vital assistance for developing countries to trade safely, investing in solutions that protect people’s livelihoods and support future economic recovery.

STDF report ‘Managing the risk of COVID-19’

Since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, the STDF has put in place a range of actions, in close cooperation with the global partnership, to mitigate and manage the risk across STDF's work.

STDF’s report provides an overview of the situation and outlines the types of risks faced and mitigation measures taken across STDF's global platform, knowledge work and project portfolio.

By showing how the situation is being managed across STDF work, and within projects, the report supports sharing experiences and learning on COVID-19 risk management across STDF stakeholders. Get in touch on any queries at STDFSecretariat@wto.org.

Report Nov. 2020
Report Apr. 2020
Report Jul. 2021
Report Feb. 2022

Access the latest partnership resources

Find out about the support available on COVID-19, from the new guidance to the latest analysis.

STDF founding partners

FAO – COVID-19 resourcespolicy briefs and publications
FAO – Guidelines on livestock production and animal health
FAO – Guidance for food businesses (updated guidance) 
FAO/WHO – Guidance on national food safety
OIE – Q&A on COVID-19 
World Bank Group – Trade and COVID-19
World Bank Group – Managing risk and facilitating trade during COVID-19
WHO – INFOSAN webinar on COVID-19 and food safety
WHO/OIE/UNEP – Interim guidance on sale of live wild animals of mammalian species in traditional food markets
WTO – COVID-19 and world trade
WTO/TFAF – COVID19 trade facilitation repository
Codex – Codex and COVID-19
IPPC – Plant health and COVID-19

Other partners

African Union – COVID-19 updates and resources
CABI – Statement on COVID-19
COLEACP – COVID-19 platform
EIF – Trade for development news and COVID-19
EIF – Future-proofing safe trade now urgent for developing countries
GFSI – COVID-19 update on temporary audit measures
IICA – IICA in the face of COVID-19
ITC – Supporting small businesses through COVID-19
OECD – COVID-19 policy responses and resources
OIRSA – News on COVID-19
UNCTAD – COVID-19 analysis and resources
UNIDO – News and links on COVID-19
UNIDO – Quality and standards in COVID-19 context
WCO – COVID-19 tools and responses