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The World Must Go Beyond Doha (Financial Times)

January 6, 2009

The Financial Times publishes Arvind Subramanian's op-ed on trade policy.

From the article:

"The recent G20 summit communiqué included a commitment by world leaders not to impose protectionist measures. The ink was barely dry before a number of countries took measures to protect domestic companies. Russia imposed a number of import tariffs. India slapped restrictions on steel. France created a fund to protect French companies. The US and the European Union are contemplating state aid for the domestic auto industry. Earlier, China had increased its value added tax rebate for exports and is now publicly worrying that the renminbi is, yes, overvalued."

Read the op-ed

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