Trade policy is, in most parts of the region, being pushed aside by the Covid-19 disease. This is beginning to have a real impact on China’s imports and exports, and those of economies dependent on trade with China. Some of these are also beginning to be affected by Covid-19 infections. For New Zealand, the most immediate and direct impacts have been on tourism, international education, logs, and live seafood. But other industries are beginning to feel some pain. Some of this is because the hospitality trade in China has pretty much shut down. Factories are far from back to normal. And ports and the freight industry in China are far from back to normal operations. A number of shipping services to and from China have been cancelled. And accessing empty containers might soon become a serious problem. We are monitoring the situation closely. We recommend that exporters check the NZTE advice here which is updated daily.