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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))

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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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  • Olivier Cadot & Ernawati Munadi & Lili Yan Ing, 2017. "Streamlining NTMs in ASEAN: The Way Forward," Working Papers PB-2017-03, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
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    1. Yoshifumi Fukunaga & Ponciano Intal & Fukunari Kimura & Phoumin Han & Philippa Dee & Narjoko Dionisius & OUM Sothea, . "ASEAN Rising: ASEAN and AEC Beyond 2015," Books, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), number 2013-rpr-01 edited by Yoshifumi Fukunaga & Ponciano Intal, Jr. & Fukunari Kimura & Phoumin Han & Philippa Dee & Narjoko Di.
    2. Dionisius A. NARJOKO, 2015. "AEC Blueprint Implementation Performance and Challenges: Non-Tariff Measures and Non-Tariff Barriers," Working Papers DP-2015-36, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
    3. Ikumo Isono & Yoshifumi Fukunaga & Lili Yan Ing, . "Enhancing the Utilisation of Free Trade Agreements in Brunei Darussalam," Chapters, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
    4. Evelyn S. Devadason & V.G.R. Chandran & Tang Tuck Cheong, . "Non-tariff Measures in Malaysia," Chapters, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
    5. Rully PRASSETYA & Ponciano INTAL Jr, 2015. "AEC Blueprint Implementation Performance and Challenges: Standards and Conformance," Working Papers DP-2015-42, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
    6. Marette Stéphan, 2016. "Non-Tariff Measures When Alternative Regulatory Tools Can Be Chosen," Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, De Gruyter, vol. 14(1), pages 1-17, May.
    7. Chedtha Intaravitak, . "Non-tariff Measures in Thailand," Chapters, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
    8. Lili Yan Ing & Shujiro Urata & Yoshifumi Fukunaga, . "How Do Exports and Imports Affect the Use of Free Trade Agreements? Firm-level Survey Evidence from Southeast Asia," Chapters, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
    9. Misa Okabe, . "The Impact of ASEAN +1 FTAs on ASEAN's Trade," Chapters, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
    10. Cho Cho Thein & Zin Zin Naing, . "Report on Non-tariff Measures in Myanmar," Chapters, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).

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    • F5 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy
    • F6 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization
    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade

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