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OECD Chief Gurría Calls For ‘playing offense’ on Free Trade

Posted April 20, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Agence France-Presse)

In another in the growing chorus of warnings against a rise in protectionism, the head of the OECD said Wednesday governments should defend free trade by making their economies more, not less, inclusive.

“It is time to move from playing defense on trade to playing offense,” Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the 35-member Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, said in an address.

His remarks delivered in Minnesota came as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank prepare to kick off their semi-annual meetings in Washington this week, where defending open trade and multilateral cooperation feature as key themes. Click here to read more.

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