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Politics and pandemics

From coronavirus to tariffs, it’s not easy to work cross-border. With this turbulence in mind, this week we take a look at how trade is being disrupted by politics and pandemics.  

Port of Rotterdam feels pinch of slowing international trade. [Reuters]

COVID-19 Causes Global Exports to Plunge by Billions of Dollars. [Voice of America]

Trump's Trade War Will Cost Average Family $1,277 This Year, Budget Office Reveals. [HuffPost]

Air freight specialists see business boom as shipping gets constrained over virus fears. [Crain’s Detroit Business]

Prepare for Brexit trade costs and red tape, says Michael Gove. [Financial Times]

Restart of assembly in China will compound air freight capacity crisis. [Automotive Logistics]

China reduces port fees to encourage trade. [Argus]

The costs of Colombia’s closed economy. [The Economist]

The virus crisis and the decoupling of global trade. [Financial Times]

Brexit could cost the UK up to 30 times more than it will gain back from striking a Trump trade deal. [Business Insider]

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