25 March 2020 – Ten countries make joint ministerial statement on commitment keep supply chains open

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Foreign Affairs, Manufacturing and Industry
Intervention Categories: International relations
Level of Jurisdiction: Supranational
Lead People/Agency: Senator Hon. Simon Birmingham (Australia), Hon Dr. Amin Liew Abdullah (Brunei), Hon Mary Ng (Canada), Min. Teodoro Ribera (Chile), Min Thaungtun (Myanmar), Hon. David Parker (New Zealand), Min Hon Chan Chun Sing (Singapore)

Overview: Joint Ministerial Statement by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Nauru, New Zealand, Singapore and Uruguay affirming commitment to ensuring supply chain connectivity amidst the COVID-19 situation.
Full details here: https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/media-and-resources/ministry-statements-and-speeches/joint-ministerial-statement-affirming-commitment-to-ensuring-supply-chain-connectivity-amidst-the-covid-19-situation/

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Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat to the country, Cross-national affirmation of need for open and accessible trade routes especially during the pandemic
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, International – government