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Import protection update: Antidumping, safeguards, and temporary trade barriers through 2011

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Is protectionism getting better or worse? Chad Bown, Senior Economist with the Trade and International Integration Team in the Development Research Group analyses recent World Bank data from 24 major economies suggesting that import protection through temporary trade barriers — such as antidumping, safeguards, and countervailing duties — has increased considerably for a handful of mostly emerging markets in the past year. But the news is not all bad – some countries have lowered their trade barriers.

Read the full post at VoxEU.org.