Report to the TPRB from the Director-General on Trade-Related Developments (2013)

Mid-October 2012 to Mid-May 2013

Lamy hails transparency as the best insurance policy against protectionism: Director-General Pascal Lamy, in presenting his monitoring report (covering the period mid-October 2012 to mid-May 2013) to the Trade Policy Review Body on 19 July 2013, said: “I am convinced that a strong and vibrant multilateral trading system remains the best insurance policy to overcome protectionist threats”. He said that “while there is no need for alarmist or dramatic announcements, trade restrictive measures continue to be adopted and the stock of existing measures remains high”.