More than 65% of exporters in Mali suffer from challenges related to non-tariff measures (NTMs), according to an ITC survey.
Exports of fresh fruits are the most affected. Lack of technical capacity for quality management especially affect exports to the European Union. The absence of mutual recognition of official documents and lack of transparency in inspection and taxation procedures hamper trade within the region. The report recommends a national strategy for agricultural quality management and greater transparency for customs formalities.