Paul Lachine

Běh na místě v otázce obchodu

NEW YORK – Schůzky vedoucích představitelů zemí skupiny G-20 pravidelně potvrzují význam udržení a posílení otevřenosti v obchodu. Ani červnový summit skupiny G-20 se od tohoto pravidla neodchýlil, ačkoliv se obchodu příliš obsáhle nevěnoval. Řeči však nic nestojí a halasnou politiku (obecně proobchodně zaměřených) prohlášení nenásledovaly činy.

Paradoxní je, že to bylo výhodné pro udržení linie v otázce protekcionismu. I k omezení otevřeného obchodu jsou koneckonců nezbytné činy. A tak v oblasti obchodu do značné míry přešlapujeme na místě.

Absence obchodního aktivismu však zároveň znamená, že nepostupujeme kupředu s liberalizací obchodu. Zdá se, že dlouhotrvající kolo jednání o multilaterálním obchodu z Dauhá se ocitlo na nekonečné čekací listině.

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