WTO Director-General Engoji Okonzo-Iwala warned that if poor countries lacked access to coronavirus vaccines, the chances of recall could be “scattered”.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is raising its estimates for a return to global trade in goods but warns that the Kapil-11 epidemic is still the biggest threat to recovery, hampered by immunization, regional disparities and weaknesses in service. Art.
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WTO Director-General Engoji Okonzo-Aiwala has called for better access to vaccines for poor countries. The rapid development of vaccines has given the world a chance to stop the epidemic, “he said on Wednesday.” But if a large number of countries and people do not have equal access to vaccines, this opportunity could be confusing, “he said on Wednesday.
“Rapid, global and equitable vaccine roll-out is our best inspiration,” Okonzo-Aiwala said at a news conference presenting the annual trade forecast.
He called for better distribution of vaccine production facilities worldwide so that poor countries do not have to “stand in line” for vaccines.
“The inequality of access is obvious, and it can no longer be,” Okonzo-Ayela says.
He said the container shipwreck had temporarily disrupted freight traffic on the Suez Canal, leaving trade in the goods “relatively strong”.
The WTO says it expects commodity trade to grow by 8% in 2021, down from 5.3% in 2020. If trade increases, it should fall to 4.0 percent in 2022, a recovery that will leave trade below its pre-ocean level.
The drop in 2020 was lower than expected as a strong second half came back with strong financial and financial support from many governments. The Geneva-based international organization forecasts 9.2 percent slides in its October estimate.
“The prospects for a rapid recovery in world trade have improved as merchandise trade has expanded faster than expected in the second half of last year,” the WTO said in a statement.
“The strong return to global trade since the middle of last year has helped soften the epidemic deficit in people, businesses and the economy,” Okanjo-Ayela said. “But unless a large number of people and countries are deprived of access to adequate amounts of vaccines, growth will slow, and health and economic recovery around the world will be reversed.”