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Event: Launch of the 2021 Commonwealth Trade Review

Date: Tuesday, 13 July 2021 from 11:30 am -12:30 pm BST

View the digitised version of the Trade Review

Join us for the virtual launch of the Commonwealth Trade Review on “Energising Commonwealth Trade in a Digital World: Paths to Recovery Post-COVID”.

Impact of the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented global economic crisis and significantly affected Commonwealth countries’ global and intra-Commonwealth trade and investment. 

This edition of the biennial Commonwealth Trade Review presents new empirical findings about the impact of the pandemic and outlines practical recommendations to boost trade recovery and build resilience, especially by harnessing digital trade and digital technologies, utilising post-Brexit trading opportunities and promoting more sustainable green and blue economies.


  • Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth
  • Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organization
  • Dr Brendan Vickers, Head of International Trade Policy Section, Commonwealth Secretariat