Navigating Non-Tariff Measures

Insights from a Business Survey in the European Union

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This work examines how non-tariff measures (NTMs) applied by the European Union’s major trading partners impacts EU exporters of goods—results are based on a survey of 8,100 companies from across 26 sectors in the EU’s 28 member states—describes the survey methodology; presents the main results obtained in terms of impact on EU companies, by type of NTM, effects on companies of different sizes, particularly micro, small and medium-sized enterprises; draws conclusions on the importance of the role of the EU’s negotiating agenda and implementation work to facilitate international trade. It includes survey data statistics and bibliographical references.



Navigating Non-Tariff Measures: Survey methodology and implementation

ITC’s NTM Surveys are based on a global methodology. The basis of the NTM Survey is identical across all surveys and enables ITC to create cross-country analyses and comparisons. It defines the basic sampling methodology, the NTM Survey process and modalities. The NTM Survey’s country-specific process is developed with local stakeholders and defines the sectors covered and the survey population, as well as the questionnaires.


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