Navigating Non-Tariff Measures:Insights From A Business Survey in the European Union (en)
European exporters have similar experiences with non-tariff measures (NTMs) as developing countries, especially for procedures related to technical regulations, conformity assessment and rules of origin.
An ITC-European Commission survey, based on 8100 company interviews in all 28 European Union (EU) countries, reveals that more than a third of European exporters encounter burdensome NTMs, both within their countries and in destination markets. The report, unprecedented in scope, provides insight into trade-related technical assistance, so that developing countries improve their capacity to trade with the EU. It also serves as a foundation to integrate the voice of European businesses in trade negotiations and policymaking.