WTO Index on Trade in Goods Remains Flat Due to the War in Ukraine and Pandemic-Related Lockdowns in China
Source: WTO website
“The conflict in Ukraine and recent pandemic-related lockdowns in China appear to be dampening global goods trade in the first half of 2022, according to the latest WTO Goods Trade Barometer. The current reading of 99.0 remains slightly below the baseline value of 100 for the index, which is a forward-looking composite of real-time indicators, suggesting continued slow growth in merchandise trade.” Read full article
In New York
4:15 PM ET - Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations, Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, meets with journalists at UN Headquarters, Security Council stake-out.
At 4:30 ET she speaks at the Economic and Social Council Chamber in an Arria Formula Meeting on the Protection of Journalists.
“This meeting is an opportunity for Member States to take stock of the protection of journalists in situations on the agenda of the Sec…