8 results about NON-TARIFF BARRIERS


WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement Takes Effect

February 25, 2017

The World Trade Organization announced on Wednesday 22 February that the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) has now entered into force, having surpassed the minimum requirement of 110 ratifications... READ MORE


Major global agreement comes into force making trade cheaper, easier and faster

February 22, 2017

Waiting times at customs points for trucks bringing goods into the East African nation of Rwanda dropped from an astonishing 11 days in 2010 to 34 hours in 2014 thanks to an automated "single window"... READ MORE


Peru Free Trade Agreement could help India diversify in LatAm region

February 8, 2017

A proposed comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) between India and Peru covering goods, services and investments may not only raise India’s export volumes to the western South American nation but a... READ MORE


World Trade Report 2016 Levelling the trading field for SMEs

September 28, 2016

The 2016 World Trade Report examines the participation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in international trade, how the international trade landscape is changing for SMEs, and what the... READ MORE


Least developed countries lose 10 percent of exports on non-tariff measures

July 21, 2016

Least developed countries lose an estimated $23 billion per year, equal to about 10 per cent of their exports to the Group of 20 (G20) through failure to comply with G20 non-tariff measures, according... READ MORE


Regional trade talks out in open

June 13, 2016

Trade Minister Todd McClay is out to banish the taint of excessive secrecy from New Zealand's free trade negotiations by holding a public session with this country's trade negotiators during this week... READ MORE


Facilitating ASEAN Trade in Goods

June 1, 2016

Trade facilitation should be viewed as a strategic issue rather than a technical one. While ASEAN has been successful in the phasing out of intra-regional tariffs, ASEAN's trade facilitation is... READ MORE


Potential Implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

January 1, 2016

On October 4, 2015, 12 Pacific Rim countries concluded negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. If ratified, the agreement could raise member country GDP by an average of 1.1... READ MORE