Thailand, one of the world’s most export-driven economies, is a leading exporter of rice, various food products and electronic components.
ITC surveyed over 1,000 Thai companies to understand their perceptions of non-tariff measures (NTMs). Overall, 38% of Thai exporters are affected by burdensome NTMs. Difficulties proving compliance to technical requirements, administrative hurdles relating to obtaining certificate of origins and border clearance procedures are the key concerns of exporters. The study also finds Thai authorities taking appropriate measures to address companies’ concerns and facilitate trade.