Group of Eminent Persons on Non-Tariff Barriers

The Group of Eminent Persons on Non-Tariff Barriers was established in 2006 by the Secretary-General of UNCTAD with the following terms of reference:

  • Make recommendations on the issues of definition, classification and quantification of non-tariff barriers (NTBs)

  • Define elements of and draw up a substantive work programme relating to collection and dissemination of NTB data, with a special focus on issues and problems faced by developing countries

  • Provide guidance on further strengthening of the Trade Analysis and Information System database

  • Review and make recommendations on capacity-building and technical cooperation activities in favour of developing countries in the area of NTBs

  • Provide policy advice on inter-agency collaboration and coordination on activities relating to NTBs

  • Promote cooperation with the donor community

  • Prepare comprehensive recommendations on the follow-up of its work

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