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Restrictive Trade Measures During the Coronavirus Pandemic and their Compliance with WTO Rules

Marina A. Baeva – Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alexander Yu. Knobel – Head of Foreign Trade Department of the Gaidar Institute; Director of Center for Foreign Trade Department of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Candidate of Economic Sciences (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), countries and integration blocks, including Russia and the EAEU, are taking restrictive trade measures. The article provides a brief overview of such measures and an analysis of how these measures comply with the WTO rules.

The article was prepared in the framework of execution of state order by RANEPA.

Key words: pandemic, coronavirus, COVID-19, restrictive trade measures, WTO, EAEU.