2017 Report on G20 Trade Measures (2017)

Mid-May 2017 to Mid-October 2017

G20 countries show restraint in new trade restrictions, despite economic uncertainties: The WTO’s eighteenth monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures, issued on 9 November, shows that G20 economies introduced fewer trade-restrictive measures compared to the previous review period. The estimated trade coverage of these restrictions recorded during the period of mid-May 2017 to mid-October 2017 slightly exceeded the coverage of trade-facilitating measures.