The World Trade Organisation has been tracking and quantifying “import restrictive measures” since May 2012, and the latest figure is 3.5 times higher than the initial average. Photo: AFP

US-China trade war caused ‘dramatic spike’ in trade barriers, WTO warns ahead of G20 summit

  • October 2018 to May 2019 saw second largest spike in trade barriers on record, with 20 new restrictions between the G20 covering trade worth US$335.9 billion
  • G20 leaders will meet in Osaka, Japan this week, including an expected meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump
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The World Trade Organisation has been tracking and quantifying “import restrictive measures” since May 2012, and the latest figure is 3.5 times higher than the initial average. Photo: AFP
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