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Coordinating a Regional Approach to overcoming Trade Obstacles related to NTMs across the Arab Countries - OAS component

  • Addressing Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) to promote Intra-Arab trade


    This project aims to facilitate the coordination and implementation of a regional approach to improve transparency of Non-tariff measures (NTMs) in the Arab region and overcome related trade obstacles.


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      About the Project

      ITC’s enterprise-level surveys in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region show that procedural obstacles and lack of information about market access play a major role in restricting intra-regional trade. This is especially essential for successful realization of regional integration, such as Greater Arab Free Trade Area.

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      Project Objectives

      Greater trade integration or Arab countries will be achieved through improved regional coordination efforts and policy leadership on transparency of Non-tariff measures, promotion of harmonization and streamlining of requirements and procedures in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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      In this section you will find useful insights into the different issues related to trade development and the Non-tariff measures in the Arab region as well as the professional opinions offered by our experts and partners.






  • Contact details

    International Trade Centre (ITC)
    Tel: +41 22 730 0111