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THAILAND: COMPANY PERSPECTIVES –
AN ITC SERIES ON NON-TARIFF MEASURES
The International Trade Centre (ITC) surveyed over 1,000 Thai companies to understand their perceptions of non-tariff measures (NTMs). Overall, 38% of Thai exporters said they are affected by burdensome NTMs. Compliance with technical requirements, administrative hurdles relating to obtaining certificate of origins and border clearance procedures were cited as the key concerns of exporters. The study also found that Thai authorities were taking appropriate measures to address business concerns and facilitate trade.
PHILIPPINES: COMPANY PERSPECTIVES – AN ITC SERIES ON NON-TARIFF MEASURES
Trade rules and procedures pose challenges for 73% of surveyed businesses in the Philippines, according to ITC interviews with more than 1,000 exporters and importers. The survey results offer the Philippine government an opportunity to address non-tariff measures in the domestic business environment, based on detailed analysis of challenges across many sectors and markets. The report recommends strengthening the interagency National Committee on Trade Facilitation to align and sustain trade facilitation efforts.
BENIN: COMPANY PERSPECTIVES – AN ITC SERIES ON NON-TARIFF MEASURES (French)
Three-quarters of exporters in Benin suffer from challenges related to NTMs, according to an ITC survey of 360 companies. Fresh pineapples and fruit juices are among the most affected products. Despite strong export potential, rigorous European Union sanitary standards and neighbouring countries’ surcharges are hampering small businesses. Survey results suggest streamlining certification procedures and greater transparency for customs formalities.
THE STATE OF SUSTAINABLE MARKETS 2017: STATISTICS AND EMERGING TRENDS
This second global report outlines data on area, production volume and producers for 14 major sustainability standards across products including bananas, cocoa, coffee, cotton, palm oil, soybeans, cane sugar and tea. The report is based on a partnership with the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture and the International Institute of Sustainable Development. The data can help shape decisions of policymakers, producers and businesses working to address systemic labour and environmental challenges through certified sustainable production.
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