Discussion Papers

Streamlining NTMs in ASEAN: The Way Forward

By Olivier Cadot, Ernawati Munadi and Lili Yan Ing

ERIA Discussion Paper 2017-03

Posted: November 2017


Dealing with NTMs as if dealing with a trade tool like tariffs is an unproper approach, as NTMs could play a role of check and balance for quality of goods. To improve NTMs, efforts should be packaged as part of government regulation reform. Two main areas to work on are transparency through collective and uniform data collection as well as setting up an institution for better coordination and more objective evaluation of NTMs.


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