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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Addressing various sessions of the 10th South Asia Economic Summit held in Kathmandu this week, the representatives of the SAARC member states renewed the call for more rapid development and physical infrastructure and removal of the non-tariff barrier to expedite the regional integration for promotion of trade in the region.
The biggest non-tariff barrier between the both countries is the issue of visa.
Ractopamine is not the only non-tariff barrier that has limited EU-US trade in pork.
The bribery as a non-tariff barrier to trade included a case study of East African trade corridors and was launched at a public ceremony here.
Absence of direct banking system is another non-tariff barrier.
Sixty percent of Brazilian exports to the United States face some sort of tariff or non-tariff barrier, according to the Brazilian Embassy in Washington DC.
As the United States lobbies to reduce trade barriers in Asia, these increased costs from piracy serve as a non-tariff barrier to trade.
If regulations are equitably and uniformly enforced against all importers, though, claiming that a non-tariff barrier has been unfairly imposed becomes a matter of trying to have a country's laws changed, and that is tough to do, Czinkota continues.
For the foreseeable future, language will continue to be a formidable non-tariff barrier to transnational commerce.
Dastgir said that visa restrictions constituted the biggest non-tariff barrier and hoped all barriers would be considerably overcome.
That is, still have tariff-free and non-tariff barrier access to the single market.
When environmental or labor considerations become another non-tariff barrier, he argues, this undermines the GATT principle of nondiscrimination and distorts world trade.