World Bank report says Argentina is the world’s top protectionist

The GTA's findings on Argentinian trade policy have been cited in a number of media reports. Many of these articles incorrectly assert that the GTA is run by the World Bank. The GTA is an independent trade monitoring initiative. World Bank support for this initiative has been appreciated but it was always recognised that the GTA's independence was paramout and, like every other sponsor of the GTA, the World Bank has kept at arms length and not commented on, or seek to influence, the implementation of the GTA.