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Non-tariff Protectionism in EU Countries and Ukraine


  • Melnyk Tetyana M.

    () (Kyiv National University of Trade and Economy)

  • Pugachevska Kateryna S.

    () (Kyiv National University of Trade and Economy)


The article assesses positions of the European Union as an integration association in international trade, studies the system of non-tariff regulation in EU countries and identifies key problems of harmonisation of the Ukrainian legislation to the European one in the sphere of non-tariff regulation of international trade. In order to assess scales of application of non-tariff measures in foreign trade, the article analyses the index of coverage and frequency of use of non-tariff restrictions, dynamics of initiated non-tariff measures and trade structure of their distribution, and also detects reasons of application of non-tariff restrictions. The article characterises the system of technical regulation of EU and assesses main steps of Ukraine on the way of bringing the domestic standards in correspondence with the European ones as a necessary condition for increase of export of domestic products and increase of its competitiveness. The prospect of further scientific studies in this direction lies in forecasting influence of non-tariff restrictions upon volumes of import and export flows in foreign trade.

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  • Melnyk Tetyana M. & Pugachevska Kateryna S., 2014. "Non-tariff Protectionism in EU Countries and Ukraine," Business Inform, RESEARCH CENTRE FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS of NAS (KHARKIV, UKRAINE), Kharkiv National University of Economics, issue 1, pages 20-27.
  • Handle: RePEc:idp:bizinf:y:2014:i:1:p:20_27

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