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Facilitating ASEAN Trade in Goods

Trade, ASEAN, Competitiveness

Facilitating ASEAN Trade in Goods

To move forward trade facilitation agenda in ASEAN, this brief presents three recommendations that focus on rules of origin, transparency of non-tariff measures (NTM), and NTM streamlining. Although the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement's rules of origin have a relatively simple structure, these require supervision as recent research puts their ad valorem equivalent at about 3.40%. Meanwhile, the transparency of NTMs rests on two pillars: accurate data, and open dissemination and dynamic disciplines. Last but not least, the move for NTM streamlining should not be viewed as a trade negotiation issue because NTMs are not purely trade policy instruments.



13 December 2017


ASEAN , Trade


Lili Yan Ing, Olivier Cadot


Lili Yan Ing, Olivier Cadot

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