2011 Report on G20 Trade Measures (2011)

May to Mid-October 2011

WTO G-20 report: Weak growth and imbalances “testing” government resolve against protectionism: The WTO’s report on G-20 trade measures, issued on 26 October 2011, said that “disappointingly weak growth in some G-20 countries and continuing macroeconomic imbalances globally are testing the political resolve of many governments to abide by the G-20 commitment to resist protectionism”. It said that “the situation is not yet alarming, but it is clearly adding to the downside risks to the global economy”.