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Non-Tariff Measures in East Asia

non-tariff measures, East Asia

The increased number of Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) reflects the dynamics of regulatory reform in East Asia. 

NTMs play a role of check and balance for the quality of goods. 

However, not all NTMs are benign, in certain circumstances, NTMs can be used as disguised barriers to international trade and become a convenient tool to provide unnecessary protection to certain products or industries.

To make NTMs work for the common good, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has driven for transparency, collecting NTMs across East Asia and analyse the impacts of NTMs on trade. 

Reports on NTMs in ASEAN and East Asia are available at Non-Tariff Measures -- An Update  and  Non-Tariff Measures in Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, and the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Findings

Data on NTMs are available at TRAINS: The global database on Non-Tariff Measures

Join us to glean insights on NTMs in East Asia!

Date and Time

8 December 2020, 4 PM to 5:30 PM Jakarta Time (UTC+7)


Online (link to meeting room to be provided after registration)


4 PM to 4:10 PM

Opening remarks

  • Koji Hachiyama, Chief Operating Officer, ERIA
  • Ralf Peters, Chief of Trade Information Section, UNCTAD
4:10 PM to 4:50 PM

Panel Discussion


  • Doan Thi Thanh Ha, Economist, ERIA
  • Denise Penello Rial, Economist in the Trade Information Section, Division on International, Trade, and Commodities, UNCTAD
  • Prof Simon Evenett, Professor of International Trade and Economic Development and MBA Director at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland


Giulia Ajmone Marsan, Strategy and Partnership Director, ERIA

4:50 PM to 5:25 PM

Q & A Session

Moderated by Giulia Ajmone Marsan 

5:25 PM to 5:30 PMClosure of the Event and End of Webinar


Starting Date

08 December 2020

End Date

08 December 2020




Virtual Room

Contact Info

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