International Delivery Services in the COVID-19 Conditions Through the Economics and Law
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the stagnation of the global economy. Thus, according to the IMF (International Monetary Fund), in 2020, the world GDP decreased by 4.4%, and the GDP of the “advanced” economies (the economies of the OECD member countries-the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) – by 5.8%. In addition to the burden on the health care system and pharmacists in general, this drop is caused by the restrictions imposed by many countries on trade relations. At the same time, it was the service sector that was more vulnerable to the restrictions imposed. In the modern world, there are a number of means by which many economic relations can be translated into a remote format. However, many economic relationships still involve physical contact and/or the personal physical presence of agents: for example, physical labor or many services provided. It is the impact of COVID-19 on international trade in services, as the most significant, that we will consider in this work. Part of the study will also focus on how these restrictions have been reflected in the legal field of states and international organizations (primarily the EU, as a unique international actor).