Although the dispute over China's exchange rate regime intensified in the run-up to the Seoul G20 Summit, pressures for across-the-board protectionist measures have been contained, for now. The latest data on protectionism, summarised in this Report, show that the countries with large current account surpluses have not been targeted unduly in recent months.
In addition to presenting statistics on the resort to protectionism by each G20 member, this Report highlights three other systemic developments:
This Report, the eighth produced by the Global Trade Alert team, will be of interest to analysts, government and international officials, and scholars in the run-up to the Seoul G20 summit and beyond.
Release date: 8 November 2010