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NTMs and SDGs


Non-tariff measures (NTMs) are policy measures other than tariffs that can potentially have an economic effect on international trade in goods. They are increasingly shaping trade, influencing who trades what and how much. For exporters, importers and policymakers, NTMs represent a major challenge. Though many NTMs aim primarily at protecting public health or the environment, they also substantially affect trade through information, compliance and procedural costs.

Understanding the uses and implications of NTMs is essential for the formulation of effective development strategies to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. The NTM Hub serves as a gateway to that end, providing information on classification, data, research and analysis and policy support. Increasing transparency and understanding of NTMs can build capacity of policymakers, trade negotiators and researchers to strike the delicate balance between the reduction of trade costs and the preservation of public objectives.

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NTM usage by country

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07 April 2020Call for proposals: Social media campaign on tool boosting intra-African trade
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25 February 2020Post-Brexit UK exports could fall by $32 billion due to non-tariff measures and tariffs
17 January 2020Online tool to remove trade barriers in Africa goes live
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 What are NTMs




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