world trade week

Lord Mandelson

World Trade Week UK – Defending Open Trade

An early-warning system to help guard against nations turning to protectionist policies during the global recession is launched today as part of the UK Government’s ongoing commitment to open trade. Speaking at an international conference to mark the start of the first-ever World Trade Week UK, Business Secretary Lord Mandelson and International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander said that defending open trade remained the most powerful means of rebuilding global prosperity and fighting global poverty. Lord Mandelson underlined the UK’s commitment to keep global trade flowing as he announced that the UK is co-financing a new independent anti-protectionism watchdog. Global Trade Alert will unite a worldwide network of think tanks to provide governments with independent anal... »