2014 Volume 2014, Issue 2

Mid-May 2014 to Mid-October 2014

WTO report says restrictive trade measures continue to rise in G-20 economies: Restrictive trade measures introduced by G-20 economies since 2008 continue to rise, according to the latest WTO report on recent trade developments issued on 6 November 2014. Given the continuing uncertainties in the global economy, the report stresses the need for countries to show restraint in imposing new measures and to eliminate more of the existing measures.