Strict travel restrictions are preventing business partners from different countries from meeting in person.Global trade has taken a great hit in the wake of the current pandemic. One aspect that has received less attention is how current travel restrictions have impacted trade by making it hard for business partners in different countries to meet in person. While a large fraction of the labour force has managed to transition to work from home and firms seem to maintain business relationships, empirical evidence points to the fact that in-person meetings are important to facilitate trade.
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