Trade Barriers

Trade Barriers

Standards-Related Activity and the GATT Policy Negotiations

In relation to the GATT Policy Negotiations, Christopher Mark (1993) provided the following explanation and/or definition of Standards-Related Activity: An activity undertaken in conjunction with administration or enforcement of technical barriers to trade, including testing and certification of imports for conformity with officially-mandated product standards.

Trade Barriers and the Laws of International Trade

Arab League Trade Barriers

Anti-boycott Laws

Trade Barriers in International Trade

Meaning of Trade Barriers, according to the Dictionary of International Trade (Global Negotiator): An impediment to trade, often included in one of the following classifications:

Import policies (tariffs and other import charges, quantitative restrictions, import licensing, and customs barriers).

Standards, testing, labelling, and certifications.

Government procurement.

Export subsidies.

Lack of intellectual property rights protection.

Service barriers.

Investment barriers

Some of the international trade barriers are identified in the website Global Trade Alert. See also non-tariff barriers.

Trade Barriers

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See Also

Further Reading

  • Information about Trade Barriers in the Encyclopedia of World Trade: from Ancient Times to the Present (Cynthia Clark Northrup)



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