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The Role of Trade Barriers in SME Internationalisation

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  • Barbara Fliess
  • Carlos Busquets

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This paper discusses trade barriers that SMEs are likely to encounter in export markets and available policy tools aimed at their reduction or elimination. Drawing on recent work in the Trade Directorate and elsewhere, key types of barriers are identified based on a review of business surveys and other studies recently undertaken. The paper also explores how governments deal with trade barriers and how SME participation in the trade policy process...

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  • Barbara Fliess & Carlos Busquets, 2006. "The Role of Trade Barriers in SME Internationalisation," OECD Trade Policy Papers 45, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:traaab:45-en
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    1. Abu Hatab, Assem & Hess, Sebastian, 2013. "Opportunities and Constraints for Small Agricultural Exporters in Egypt," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA), vol. 16(4).
    2. Danese, Pamela & Romano, Pietro & Formentini, Marco, 2013. "The impact of supply chain integration on responsiveness: The moderating effect of using an international supplier network," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 49(1), pages 125-140.
    3. Hsu, Wen-Tsung & Chen, Hsiang-Lan & Cheng, Chia-Yi, 2013. "Internationalization and firm performance of SMEs: The moderating effects of CEO attributes," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 48(1), pages 1-12.

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    Keywords

    business surveys; consultation; export markets; exports; negotiation; non-OECD; non-tariff barriers; OECD; small and medium-sized enterprises; tariffs; trade advocacy; trade association; trade barriers; trade policy;

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