This volume aims to contribute towards a better understanding of the evolving role of NTMs. It has two parts. Part I first illustrates how NTMs affect the policy space of governments to pursue social and economic development. Part I then continues with an overview of the methods for assessing the implications of NTMs for international trade and economic development. Part II consists of a number of case studies that analyse the implications of various forms of NTMs for developing countries’ trade. The case studies cover African, Asian and Latin American countries. The remainder of this introduction recalls the rise of NTMs and their evolving motives, and considers how this evolution has affected developing countries. It closes with a summary of the chapters and suggestions for next steps.
de Melo, J. and Nicita A. (eds), Non-Tariff Measures: Economic Assessment and Policy Options for Development, UNCTAD/DITC/TAB/2017/2