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Streamlining NTMs in ASEAN: The Way Forward

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  • Olivier Cadot
  • Ernawati Munadi
  • Lili Yan Ing

    (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA))

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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Paper provided by Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) in its series Working Papers with number PB-2017-03.

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Length: 6 pages.
Date of creation: Nov 2017
Handle: RePEc:era:wpaper:pb-2017-03
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