Knowledge Note
Many countries struggle to understand the various Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) regulations and they reach out to international organizations for help in understanding and streamlining the policies. It is especially important for the private sector involved in international trade to be aware of these regulations apart from the regular tariffs that are applied in trade. Hence, in order to address the issues arising from the use and the impacts of NTMs, it is necessary to develop accurate and reliable measures, especially for policymakers. In this study, most effective methods for quantifying NTMs will be assessed to help promote new research, a better understanding of existing NTMs, streamline and improve existing regulations, and eliminate barriers to trade, to promote free trade. Download and extract the NTM Indicators Working Paper and the Guide to using the World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS) Non-Tariff Measures site. The WITS site can be accessed via this link.