Non-Tariff Barriers

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Non-Tariff Barriers

Trade barriers other than tariffs. A common example is a countervailing duty, which enacts a tariff under certain defined circumstances. Non-tariff barriers have the same restrictive effect on trade as tariffs. They have become more common as the World Trade Organization has gradually reduced the circumstances under which a tariff may be imposed.
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Of course, if there is a public policy decision to create a nontariff barrier to protect a domestic industry or retaliate for a foreign government decision that had adversely affected a domestic industry, the right to legal redress is both a control on illegitimate public policy and a legitimate institutional venue to seek financial compensation for economic damages.
In section 4 the changes in world trade in the interwar period are decomposed into income effects, tariff effects, and nontariff barrier effects.
SPS measures may become the biggest nontariff barrier to spice exports from spice-producing countries.
This means more red tape for the maquiladora, making this measure equivalent to a nontariff barrier.
Oil was found to be the most important import item subject to any nontariff barrier and accounted for almost half the value of imports subject to any such barriers.
In the main part of the paper, the prediction is tested using bilateral nontariff barrier (NTB) data for the U.
Just because a regulation restricts imports does not mean it is an illegitimate nontariff barrier.
7) In particular, legitimate environmental policies and regulations became the endangered prey of the FTA's vague nontariff barrier provisions because the agreement did not address specific environmental issues adequately.
The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States--the national trade association of liquor producers, marketers and importers--considers the new regulations a nontariff barrier.
At that time, representatives from the Secretaria de Comercio y Fomento Industrial (SECOFI) said the limit on imports of Mexican avocados was a nontariff barrier.
SECOFI says the US insistence on maintaining a partial ban on Mexican avocados is a nontariff barrier intended to protect the markets of California producers.
For years, a slew of tariff and nontariff barriers have been applied to foreign cars in order to keep the made-in-Malaysia Proton comparatively cheap.