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One-third of European Union firms face export obstacles, joint ITC-EU study finds

One-third of European Union firms face export obstacles, joint ITC-EU study finds

Thursday, December 15, 2016

ITC survey examines how burdensome regulations affect EU exporters, finds that 80% of obstacles are found in partner countries.

Burdensome regulations add costs, stifle small firms’ ability to export

Burdensome regulations add costs, stifle small firms’ ability to export

Thursday, October 6, 2016

ITC study finds that a 10% increase in regulatory burden decreases the value of small-firm exports by 3.2%

Three-quarters of exporters and importers in the Philippines suffer from non-tariff measures

Three-quarters of exporters and importers in the Philippines suffer from non-tariff measures

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Experts urge ECOWAS to strengthen regional integration by reducing non-tariff barriers to trade

Experts urge ECOWAS to strengthen regional integration by reducing non-tariff barriers to trade

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Trade experts called on the member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to step up efforts to minimize the burdens that non-tariff measures (NTMs) place on businesses in the region. 

ITC to survey Namibian businesses on non-tariff measures

ITC to survey Namibian businesses on non-tariff measures

Thursday, June 2, 2016

ITC is to carry out a large-scale business survey to document the experiences of Namibian importers and exporters facing non-tariff measures (NTMs).

Mali explores how to overcome NTM-related obstacles to trade

Mali explores how to overcome NTM-related obstacles to trade

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Representatives from Mali’s government and business community met in Bamako on 26 May to discuss how to overcome trade impediments related to non-tariff measures (NTMs). 

Working with business and governments to target trade barriers, boost intra-Arab trade

Working with business and governments to target trade barriers, boost intra-Arab trade

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Addressing the obstacles that businesses, especially SMEs, face in moving their goods and services across borders can foster greater intra-regional trade in the Arab Region. 

ITC to survey non-tariff measures in Nepal and develop sector export strategies

ITC to survey non-tariff measures in Nepal and develop sector export strategies

Friday, March 18, 2016

ITC is to carry out a large-scale business survey to document experiences of Nepali exporters facing NTMs. ITC is also to develop four national-level sector export strategies (SES) for the Government of Nepal.

ITC highlights SME trade costs at WTO Aid for Trade Review

ITC highlights SME trade costs at WTO Aid for Trade Review

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Private sector views on costs related to non-tariff measures in spotlight

ITC shines light on how NTMs affect small firms

ITC shines light on how NTMs affect small firms

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Business surveys in 23 countries suggest that many NTM-related problems happen at home.

ITC at the Fifth Global Review of Aid for Trade

ITC at the Fifth Global Review of Aid for Trade

Friday, June 26, 2015

A 100% Aid for Trade agency, ITC will showcase trade and development aid in action at the WTO’s Global Review.

Trade Obstacles Alert mechanism addresses non-tariff measures

Trade Obstacles Alert mechanism addresses non-tariff measures

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Assahouré N’Goran used to wait six months to get the weight certificate required to export cocoa beans from Côte d’Ivoire to Belgium. Since June, his waiting time has dropped to just two weeks.

Identifying obstacles to trade faced by women

Identifying obstacles to trade faced by women

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Across the world, women business owners are faced with non-tariff measures preventing them from expanding business. Palestinian women are no exception. 

Business owners in Colombia identify non-tariff obstacles to trade

Business owners in Colombia identify non-tariff obstacles to trade

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A new study has revealed that over two-thirds of Colombian businesses find that procedural requirements related to non-tariff measures are greater obstacles to trade than the regulations themselves.

ITC Impact: Côte d’Ivoire

ITC Impact: Côte d’Ivoire

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

ITC helps develop Trade Obstacles Alert mechanism to tackle non-tariff measures

Onerous trade regulations within the ACP impedes regional trade integration

Onerous trade regulations within the ACP impedes regional trade integration

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Greater tariff reductions will boost intra-regional commerce

ITC and World Customs Organization sign deal to strengthen collaboration on trade facilitation

ITC and World Customs Organization sign deal to strengthen collaboration on trade facilitation

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Partnership will help developing countries live up to Bali commitments

Targeting non-tariff measures in Côte d’Ivoire

Targeting non-tariff measures in Côte d’Ivoire

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of exporters in Côte d’Ivoire see non-tariff measures (NTMs) as barriers to trade, according to a recent survey by the International Trade Centre (ITC).

Paraguayan companies are most affected by burdensome non-tariff measures in Latin America.

Paraguayan companies are most affected by burdensome non-tariff measures in Latin America.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Nearly two-thirds of Paraguayan enterprises – both exporters and importers – are affected by burdensome non-tariff measures, according to a recent ITC study.

Implementing trade-facilitation measures to boost SME exports

Implementing trade-facilitation measures to boost SME exports

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Putting in place predictable trade-facilitation rules and regulations is critical to raising the export potential of SMEs, but to deliver real benefits to SMEs, countries must implement the regulations. This was the conclusion of a side event organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC) as part of the Astana Economic Forum.

Colombian institutions introduced to ITC’s Non-Tariff Measures Programme

Colombian institutions introduced to ITC’s Non-Tariff Measures Programme

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Colombian institutions were introduced to the International Trade Centre’s (ITC) Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) Programme, enabling them to better understand its scope, methodology and main objectives.

Most Rwandan exporters face trade barriers, from agricultural to manufacturing sectors

Most Rwandan exporters face trade barriers, from agricultural to manufacturing sectors

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Three-quarters of Rwandan businesses say they face barriers to trade imposed by private clients and the government, according to a new report by the International Trade Centre (ITC).

Half of Madagascan firms affected by NTMs

Half of Madagascan firms affected by NTMs

Thursday, January 9, 2014

ITC survey finds that companies face string of cumbersome and opaque administrative procedures.

More than a third of Indonesia’s exporters affected by non-tariff measures

More than a third of Indonesia’s exporters affected by non-tariff measures

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thirty-seven percent of Indonesian exporters and importers are affected by trade-restricting measures, according to a survey of nearly 1,000 Indonesian companies by the International Trade Centre (ITC) published this week.

Raising standards of Sri Lankan fruits and vegetables

Raising standards of Sri Lankan fruits and vegetables

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Strengthening the understanding of food safety standards and requirements to improve the livelihoods of Sri Lankan farmers

Trinidad and Tobago face most NTMs from CARICOM countries

Trinidad and Tobago face most NTMs from CARICOM countries

Monday, August 12, 2013

An ITC survey of 500 businesses in key export sectors points to major obstacles to trade, including lengthy product registrations, excessive certification requirements and inconsistent customs procedures.

United Kingdom contributes GBP 7.2m to ITC to enhance trade capacities of developing countries

United Kingdom contributes GBP 7.2m to ITC to enhance trade capacities of developing countries

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thanks to the new funding, ITC’s Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) programme will continue to identify NTM-related obstacles to trade and make policy recommendations to countries on how to address these obstacles and increase exports.

Bringing NTMs into the light

Bringing NTMs into the light

Thursday, March 1, 2012

In 2010 ITC investigated the incidence of NTMs that Burkinabe companies faced at the international and regional level. The survey revealed that the majority of Burkinabe companies (60%) run into NTM hurdles.