G20 Backslide? GTA second report reveals more than 100 blatantly discriminatory measures
In the run up to the G20 Summitt in Pittsburgh, the Global Trade Alert (GTA) released its second report on global protectionism. As the Wall Street Journal reports, "At the G20 summit in London in April, leaders pledged to ‘refrain from raising new barriers to investment to trade in goods and services, imposing new export restrictions....We extend this pledge to the end of 2010.' But G20 members have passed more than 100 'blatantly discriminatory measures,' according to the GTA report." In a podcast, GMF Fellow Jennifer Hillman interviews Simon Evenett of the CEPR on the latest GTA findings in advance of the summit. To listen to the podcast click on the link below.
The report is available here.
For a related paper by GMF Transatlantic Fellow Kati Suominen on "The New Age of Protectionism" click here.