Non-tariff measures and the WTO

Marc Bacchetta, Cosimo Beverelli 31 July 2012

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Data limitations make it difficult to document general trends in the use of non-tariff measures. Nevertheless, WTO internal sources of information suggest that the incidence of ‘public policy’ measures – that is, technical barriers to trade (TBT) and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures – has been on the rise (on this and other protectionist measures see Evenett 2012).

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Topics:  International trade

Tags:  WTO, barriers to trade, GATT, protectionism, non-tariff measures

Supply chains and behind-the-border trade barriers: Implications for developing nations

Michael J Ferrantino 11 February 2012

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In recent decades, it has become increasingly common to produce goods in a number of geographically dispersed stages linked by international trade. At the same time, there is an increasing interest among policymakers in addressing barriers to trade other than tariffs, known as non-tariff measures (see eg Cernat and Madsden 2011 and Baldwin and Evenett 2009 on this site).

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Topics:  International trade

Tags:  supply chains, Trade barriers, non-tariff measures

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