By  on July 7, 2009

GENEVA — Textiles and apparel, along with motor vehicles and parts, iron and steel, and chemical products, have been the manufactured goods most affected by new protectionist measures, such as tariff hikes and antidumping investigations,during the second quarter.

A report compiled by World Trade Organization director-general Pascal Lamy said the number of trade-restricting or -distorting measures announced from March 1 through June 19 “exceeds” the number of trade-opening measures “by a factor of more than two.”

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