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Some Asia Nations, Canada, Chile Pledge to Protect Supply Chains

Port Of Vancouver As Shipping Industry Sees Drag From Coronavirus
Photographer: James MacDonald/Bloomberg

A group of Asia-Pacific countries, Canada and Chile pledged Wednesday to do what they can to uphold open and connected supply chains as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to tip the global economy into recession.

The governments said they “are committed to maintaining open and connected supply chains” as part of a collective effort to battle the virus, according to a joint statement of officials from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Myanmar, New Zealand, and Singapore.