How COVID-19 impacts supply chains globally and in the Gulf

A joint whitepaper by Thomson Reuters MENA and Aurifer

The ongoing spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19) throughout the world has not only come at a humanitarian cost, affecting millions of people globally but it has also profoundly impacted economies. 

Around the world, where local economies depend on China both as a supplier and customer, businesses are feeling the strain of COVID-19 on their supply chains. The situation is no different for the countries in the Gulf.

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is predicting a 13 to 32% decline for global trade in 2020. As governments across the world provide aids and reliefs to support businesses during these challenging times, businesses are re-strategizing, evaluating their risks and focusing on cash flow to survive.

In collaboration with Aurifer, we are launching a whitepaper as we highlight:

  • Current trade environment
  • Government initiatives provided to businesses across the GCC to combat the pandemic
  • The importance of automation
  • Future impact and outlook

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