On 22 June 2012, the European Commission presented its trade barriers report, covering potential traderestrictive measures identified for 31 of the EU’s main trading partners, including the G20 countries, and including certain barriers in the customs area. The Commission found that there has been an increase in protectionism with a 25% rise of trade measures around the world in the last eight months. The Report also identifies 534 trade-restrictive measures that have been introduced since the 2008 crisis, and which are still in place today.