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Top WTO economist: Coming elections add to trade uncertainty in 2024

April 12, 2024 at 4:23 PM
More than 50 countries, including the U.S., will hold elections in 2024, affecting trade policy and possibly fueling greater uncertainty, the World Trade Organization’s top economist said this week. The WTO published its “ Global Trade Outlook and Statistics ” report on Thursday, predicting a rebound in trade growth this year following a slight dip in 2023 but warning that ongoing conflicts, geopolitical tensions and protectionist economic policies could limit the comeback. During a press conference accompanying the report’s release,...

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