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World has racked up 7,000 protectionist measures since crisis - study

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By Marc JonesLONDON (Reuters) - The world's top 60 economies have adopted more than 7,000 protectionist trade measures on a net basis since the financial crisis and tariffs are now worth more than $400 billion, a study of global data showed on Wednesday.The research, which drew from World Bank, Heritage index and Global Trade Alert figures, also found that the United States and European Union were each responsible for more than 1,000 of the restrictions.India was next with over 400 followed by Argentina, Russia and Japan all with between 365 and 275, while only three countries - Brazil, Saudi ...

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First Published: Wed, November 15 2017. 12:10 IST
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