Analysis

The Global Trade Disorder

12 Nov 2014

Based on a 50% expansion in the coverage of the Global Trade Alert database since last year's G20 summit in St. Petersburg, this report provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of the resort to protectionism and liberalisation worldwide and by the G20 group of nations.…

Beggar-Thy-Poor-Neighbour: Crisis-Era Protectionism and Developing Countries

22 Jul 2014

This 15th Global Trade Alert examines the extent to which the integration between the economies of the Least Developed Countries and Countries from Sub-Saharan Africa was frustrated by protectionism measures taking since the onset on Great Recession.…

What Restraint? Five Years of G20 Pledges on Trade

3 Sep 2013

Drawing upon nearly 3,800 separate reports of trade-related government measures collected and published by the GTA team, this 14th Global Trade Alert report contains the most up-to-date and comprehensive assessment of adherence to the G20's "standstill" on protectionism.…

Not Just Victims: Latin America and Crisis-Era Protectionism - The 13th GTA Report

22 Jul 2013

The 13th Report from Global Trade Alert shows that Latin America has not just been a victim of protectionism imposed by other parts of the world, as some policymakers and commentators assert, but that many Latin American governments have taken also numerous, occasionally creative steps to tilt the playing field in favour of domestic firms.…

Protectionism's Quiet Return: GTA's Pre-G8 Summit Report

12 Jun 2013

In the run-up to the G8 Summit - at which the UK hosts have made combatting protectionism a priority - this 12th report from GTA summarises beggar-thy-neighbour measures taken by and affecting G8 nations during the past year. …

The Proposed ‘Buy European’ Procurement Regulation: An Analysis

14 Jun 2012

This analysis sets out the main features of the European Commissions' proposed 'Buy European' regulation.…

The Landscape of Crisis-Era Protectionism

14 Jun 2012

This analysis monitors the form and extent of crisis-era protectionism beyond evaluating compliance with the pledges of the G20.…

A Blend of Encouragement, Discrimination, and Non- Transparency: An Analysis of China’s New Catalogue for Guiding Foreign Investment

14 Jun 2012

This analysis looks at the most important of China’s foreign investment policies, the Catalogue of Industries for Guiding Foreign Investment (Foreign Investment Catalogue).…

Brazil’s Dutch Disease and the Auto Trade War with Mexico: Stylised Facts

14 Jun 2012

To fight the difficulties caused by the country’s export boom, the Brazilian authorities proceeded to try an assortment of monetary, fiscal, and discriminatory policy decisions, including picking a motor vehicles trade dispute with Mexico. The purpose of this chapter is to describe the factors underlying this dispute and the policy choices that followed.…

Débâcle: The 11th GTA report on protectionism

14 Jun 2012

The 11th GTA report provides a detailed account of the resort to beggar-thy-neighbour policies from the first crisis-era G20 summit in November 2008 until May 2012. The findings suggest that international restraints on contemporary protectionism are pretty weak and that if the battle against protectionism is to be won it must be fought in national capitals.…