2013 Report on G20 Trade Measures (2013)

Mid-October 2012 to Mid-May 2013

WTO warns G-20 trade restrictions continue to accumulate as pace of removal remains slow: Director-General Pascal Lamy, in his report on G-20 trade measures issued on 17 June 2013, said that “more than 100 trade-restrictive measures were implemented by G-20 economies over the past seven months, covering around 0.5% of G-20 merchandise imports”. He called on the G-20 to “take positive steps to unlock the potential for trade to grow stronger by ensuring a successful outcome at the next Ministerial Conference in Bali”.