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WTO sets safeguards record as members lament their increased use

November 18, 2019 at 4:44 PM
A record 45 World Trade Organization notifications of safeguard actions were reviewed at a committee meeting on Monday even as members decried the rise in the use of such measures. The 45 notifications are a jump since the last Committee on Safeguards meeting in April, which covered 30 notifications, according to a copy of the agenda. The April meeting’s 30 notifications were already evidence of the increased use of these types of measures, a Geneva-based trade official noted, but the...

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