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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.

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Conclusion and way forward

This ITC NTM Survey presents a broad, albeit complex, perspective of the challenges faced by EU exporters. They report difficulties meeting technical and conformity assessments requirements related to TBTs and SPSs imposed by partner countries. They raise numerous issues regarding procedures for compliance with EU or home country regulations (export-related measures), as well as with procedures for obtaining certificates of origin.

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