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ITC publications bring the business voice to sustainable trade, with a focus on developing countries. We offer guidance for trade policymakers, business support organizations and small firms. Our reports offer insights to make trade more inclusive, green, digital and competitive.

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This report was jointly prepared with the International Trade Centre, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the World Trade Organization. It provides comprehensive information on the tariffs and non-tariff measures imposed by over 170 countries and customs territories. ...

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Upgrading quality infrastructure and enforcing quality compliance are key to Pakistan’s export development. A survey of almost 1,200 companies on non-tariff measures found that more than half of Pakistani exporters face regulatory or procedural trade-related obstacles. The report recommends...

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Côte d’Ivoire exporters face more obstacles in the regional market than in global markets, reveals a recent ITC survey on non-tariff measures. Two-thirds of exporting companies encounter obstacles related to non-tariff measures. A main challenge is the delivery of certificates of origin to export...

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Senegalese firms cited many non-tariff measures that affect their ability to compete in global markets, in a recent ITC survey.Some 260 companies surveyed in Senegal revealed that national administrative procedures to address foreign and national requirements represent the major non-tariff barrier....

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Streamlining government procedures, improving transport maintenance and IT infrastructure, and better dissemination of trade-related information are cited as keys to improving Kenya’s export performance, in a new ITC country study on non-tariff measures. Two-thirds of companies surveyed in...

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Rwandan exporters face onerous standards imposed by private clients in addition to government requirements, an ITC survey reveals. Fair Trade certificates demanded by clients in the European Union, especially for coffee and tea, are bringing costs and delays that seriously hinder Rwandan exporters,...

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Mauritian exporters claim to be less affected by trade barriers than many other countries that have participated in the ITC business surveys on non-tariff measures. Among the 400 Mauritian firms surveyed, 27% of exporters were adversely affected by non-tariff measures; 36% of importing firms...

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Many trade obstacles can be dealt with at home, this report finds, regarding business concerns about non-tariff measures in Malawi.   This ITC survey of exporters and importers in Malawi reveals that their main challenges to access markets abroad are twofold in relation to non-tariff...

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Paper dealing with potential fiscal revenue losses in malaria endemic countries, resulting from elimination of import duties and tariffs on anti-malaria products (medicines for treating/preventing of malaria, diagnostic tests, mosquito nets, insecticides for indoor residual spraying, and pumps for...

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This new International Trade Centre report on market access, transparency and fairness in global trade concludes that ‘market access begins at home’. It argues that further reducing barriers to trade between developing countries needs to be an essential part of the way forward. The report is the...

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