In collaboration with our foreign law firm partners, we continue to update our chart of COVID-19 measures taken by governments around the world. The government measures in the chart include economic, labor and employment, health and safety, and export and import measures. Below is a list of the updated countries and a summary of the changes we are seeing.
This week’s update includes new information as of the last week of June 2020 for Chile, China, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam. The updates are in bold on the chart for ease of reference.
In the Americas and Europe, recent changes involve the easing of stricter health and safety measures including curfews, stay-at-home orders, and domestic travel restrictions. In the United States some states have pulled back on easing certain restrictions. In Asia, governments continue to lift lock-down measures and implement technology-based health measures such as temperature checks and contact tracing applications. Most governments have used a phased approach to re-opening businesses previously closed in response to the pandemic. Finally, most governments continue to maintain new export controls and import facilitation measures involving COVID-19-related health and medical goods.
Please see our Trump and Trade Update of April 7 for a discussion of this initiative.