Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223099
Authors: 
Grübler, Julia
Reiter, Oliver
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
wiiw Research Report No. 449
Abstract: 
Starting in the 1960s with the Kennedy Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), nontariff measures (NTMs) have been replacing tariffs continuously as the core element of trade negotiations. Today they take centre stage in all EU trade agreements with industrialised and emerging economies. By matching product codes to the rich data of NTM notifications to the World Trade Organization and complementary information provided by the Temporary Trade Barriers Database, we provide a valuable open data source for trade policy analysis. Using data for 148 NTM-imposing economies for the period 1995-2019, we describe the evolution of different types of NTMs along countries and sectors, with a special focus on NTMs implemented by the EU. The analysis of our data, paired with comparisons with other sources, shows the merits and shortcomings of the WTO's service in providing transparency over members' trade policies.
Subjects: 
non-tariff measures
trade policy
trade barriers
database
open data
WTO
I-TIP
TTBD
JEL: 
F13
F14
F68
O24
Document Type: 
Research Report

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