As countries around the globe respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, business operations must adapt to changing rules and new restrictions. Many countries have limited business activity and travel, and many have taken actions that impact employee wages and benefits. In addition, several nations have issued economic stimulus measures that may provide companies with opportunities for loans or other support.
Many countries, according to a recent report, have enacted export restrictions on medical supplies and other items needed to treat patients with COVID-19. These restrictions may change quickly. According to a G20 press release, members will “work to ensure the flow of vital medical supplies, critical agricultural products, and other goods and services, and work to resolve disruptions to the global supply chain.”
We have prepared a chart that provides a compilation of reports of economic, employment, safety and export-related emergency measures implemented by countries in response to this crisis. It is not intended as legal advice but as a practical resource for companies adapting to the global pandemic.