G20 trade chiefs agree to guarantee supply lines, deal with COVID-19 economic fallout
Updated: 2020-03-31 13:19:50 KST
The trade chiefs of the G20 member countries have agreed on the need to keep global supply chains flowing to help their economies deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
During a video conference Monday, G20 commerce ministers vowed to clamp down on profiteering and to get rid of unnecessary trade barriers to keep markets as open as possible.
South Korea's trade minister Yoo Myung-hee suggested that essential health personnel and business people be allowed to travel internationally as long as it doesn't undermine efforts to contain the spread of the virus.