2012 Volume 2012, Issue 1

Mid-October 2011 to Mid-May 2012

Joint study: restrictive measures continue apace, accrued restraints hit 3% of imports: The seventh WTO-OECD-UNCTAD report for the G-20 on trade and investment restrictions reveals that government-imposed trade and investment restrictions have not slowed and that the pace of removing such obstacles has decelerated. The accumulation of such restraints means that nearly 3% of global imports are affected while the restrictions now impact nearly 4% of G-20 trade.