2016 Volume 2016, Issue 2

Mid-May 2016 to Mid-October 2016

Trade restrictions among G20 remain high, despite slight slowdown in new measures: The WTO’s sixteenth monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures, issued on 10 November, shows that the number of trade-restrictive measures applied by G20 economies remains high, despite a slight decline against the previous period. This is of particular concern given the continuing global economic uncertainty and the WTO’s recent downward revision of its trade forecasts.