"WASHINGTON (AP) -- ...Since first taking a no-protectionism vow at a summit meeting last November, the world's 20 major economies have been responsible for as many as 121 "blatantly protectionist" measures, with 134 more in the pipeline, said Global Trade Alert, a monitoring service overseen by the London-based Centre for Economic Policy Research and supported by the World B
Tom Raum, Associated Press
If headlines are to be believed, the Obama administration's decision to impose tariffs on imports of Chinese tires was the opening salvo in a full-blown U.S.-China trade war. Beijing has threatened to take retaliatory action against shipments of U.S. vehicles and poultry.
Bruce Stokes, National Journal
"Although Barack Obama alarmed free traders last year with protectionist-sounding pronouncements on the campaign trail, such as one about the need to renegotiate NAFTA, optimists among them dismissed this as mere posturing designed to placate restive trade unions.
"BRUSSELS -- This weekend's U.S.-China trade skirmish is just the tip of a coming protectionist iceberg, according to a report released Monday by Global Trade Alert, a team of trade analysts backed by independent think tanks, the World Bank and the U.K. government."
John W. Miller, Wall Street Journal
"The world’s leading economies have continued to break their pledge of no protectionism with a raft of restrictions on trade and investment, say two authoritative reports....."
Alan Beattie, Financial Times
Geoffrey T. Smith , Wall Street Journal
In a speech at the World Trade Organization on 6 July 2009 the President of the World Bank group stated: "The crisis has revealed the importance of working with civil society too.
The World Bank
In a broadcast on protectionism on 25 June 2009, the BBC World Service's Business Daily programme cited many examples of state measures that were reported on the GTA website.
BBC World Service