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    G20 Leaders Pledge to Roll Back Trade Protectionist Measures by End of 2018

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    The G20 leaders have promised to roll back protectionist trade measures by the end of 2018.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The G20 leaders reiterated their intention to roll back protectionist trade measures by the end of 2018, according to the draft of the G20 leaders' communique seen by Sputnik.

    "We reiterate our opposition to protectionism on trade and investment in all its forms. We extend our commitments to standstill and rollback of protectionist measures till the end of 2018, reaffirm our determination to deliver on it and support the work of the WTO, UNCTAD and OECD in monitoring protectionism," the communique read.

    The G20 summit, which kicked off on Sunday, is set to last through Monday, September 5.
    2016 G20 Summit in China's Hangzhou (65)


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