G-20 not planning to make anti-protectionism pledge at weekend summit

The Group of 20 major economies do not plan to make a pledge on fighting protectionism at their summit this weekend, despite the increasing need to promote free trade to prop up the global economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, sources close to the matter said Monday.The G-20 leaders have refrained from denouncing protectionism in joint communiques at their summits in the last two years in the face of opposition from the United States, which has implemented protectionist trade measures under President Donald Trump’s “America First” policy.This year’s meeting on Saturday and Sunday is also expe…

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