COVID-19 related Information


Info item Provisional indications – effects of coronavirus outbreak on New Zealand trade with China

Statistics New Zealand publishes daily trade from 1 February to the most recent week. It compares 2020 values with those from previous years, to show the potential impacts of COVID-19 since its outbreak in late 2019. The original intent was to focus on New Zealand’s relationship with China, but as the impact is now worldwide, the coverage will be broadened with each release.


Info item HS Classification Reference for COVID-19 Medical Supplies

WCO has issued a non-exhaustive list according to HS codes for medical supplies that should be particularly facilitated during the COVID-19 crisis. It consists of the following group of products: I. COVID-19 Test kits/ Instruments and apparatus used in Diagnostic Test, II. Protective garments and the like, III. Thermometers, IV. Disinfectants/Sterilization products, V. Other medical devices such as Computed tomography (CT) scanners, VI. Medical Consumables


Info item UN Comtrade – free monthly detailed trade statistics

UN Comtrade is a repository of official international trade statistics and relevant analytical tables. Data users can query the latest monthly trade data with a month delay (as of today, data of February 2020 for several countries are already available). Thanks to timely monthly data, UN Comtrade can provide an early indication of COVID-19 impact on international trade. Besides, UN Comtrade offers Public Data API which enables automation of data extraction for further data analysis or transformation. Extended data items such as mode of transport or the second partner country are already accessible via the interface or API.



Ongoing COVID-19 projects
  1. AI to identify COVID-19 manifestations in patient chest radiology
    Collaborative AI to identify COVID-19 manifestations in patient chest radiology

    Build an AI-powered tool that allows healthcare practitioners on the front line to get decision support in assessing cases of COVID-19 using chest radiography: “Feed the algorithm a valid chest X-ray, get back an indication of whether it is believed to be a covid-19”

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    Cost: FREE
  2. Dashboard of fast indicators for trade, travel and transport
    Collaborative Dashboard of fast indicators for trade, travel and transport

    A dashboard to monitor the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, especially also for the trade, travel and transport sectors.

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    Cost: FREE