Trade and Industry

Friday, 13 April 2007

Non-Tariff Measures: The Bigger Picture for South and Southern Africa

  • Year: 2003
  • Organisation: Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)
  • Author(s): Ron Sandrey
  • Countries and Regions: South Africa, Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU)

As tariff barriers are reduced around the world, increasing attention has been paid to non-tariff measures. Although differing definitions exist of exactly what these NTMs are, let alone how their quantitative impacts are measured, they can basically be defined as government measures other than tariffs that restrict trade flows.