Trade Restrictions Increasing In Major Economies, WTO Says

Law360, New York (December 18, 2013, 3:48 PM EST) -- Many of the world's major economies have taken steps during the past several months to restrict trade, and the flow of trade worldwide has slowed, the World Trade Organization said Wednesday.

In a study examining trade related measures adopted by the G-20 countries between mid-May and mid-November, the WTO found that most of the 20 major economies in the group have taken actions that either restricted trade or threaten to do so.

The WTO identified 116 "trade restrictive" measures in the most recent review, up from...
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