In today's world trade, the relative importance of non-tariff measures (NTMs) vis-à-vis tariffs for developing countries' exports has grown significantly.
Over several decades, trade liberalization has been used as a development tool based on evidence that benefits accrue to countries actively engaged in world trade.
Non-tariff measures (NTMs) can be a major impediment to international trade and market access, particularly for exporters and importers in developing countries.
Regional integration in Africa has long been recognized as essential to addressing issues related to the small economic size of many countries and the often arbitrarily drawn borders that pay little attention to the distribution of natural endowments.
ITC surveys of non-tariff measures (NTMs) are beginning to expose a detailed picture of obstacles to trade on a global scale.
The ITC survey in Peru and its part in creating workable policy options around non-tariff measures (NTMs) provide a benchmark for further surveys and follow-up activity.
The World Trade Organization's (WTO) World Trade Report 2012 takes a fresh look at non-tariff measures (NTMs).
The League of Arab States has one of the lowest levels of intraregional trade in the world despite preferential market access and significant cultural homogeneity. Trade potential exists, but is as yet untapped.
The West African Quality Programme (WAQP) implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and funded by the European Union (EU) has been running for 10 years.
The history of trade policy since World War II is one of remarkable success in terms of reducing tariffs.
Despite a global decline in tariff rates to historically low levels, trade is far from being free.
Morocco is steadily progressing toward greater internal modernization and globalization. Located on the Strait of Gibraltar, it is increasingly seen as a regional hub for shipping logistics, assembly, production and sales in North Africa.
Since the outbreak of the global financial crisis in August 2008 and the ensuing G20 summit in November, governments have resorted to less transparent forms of commercial policy intervention.
The gradual disappearance of tariffs since the 1948 birth of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade has been counter-balanced by a growing presence of non-tariff measures (NTMs) in international trade.
How can developing countries best access the European Union (EU) market? A good starting point is the European Commission’s Export Helpdesk, which provides a free online service covering all import rules in force in the EU on a product-by-product and country-by-country basis.
ITC has redeveloped the Market Access Map analysis tool, making market entry costs and rules more transparent
ASEAN ministers call for reduction in obstacles to tradeMembers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been urged to reduce obstacles to trade and ensure a free flow of trade in the region. The 44th ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting...
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