According to Pinol, he sent a DA team to Indonesia only in January this year to initiate agri exports negotiations on hopes the ASEAN country will remove the non-tariff measures
on some Philippine agri products and allow more exports considering it exports tons of products here.
The report observed that while tariffs were rapidly declining, the number of non-tariff measures
(NTM) was increasing.
Islamabad: A World Bank Report says the trade between India and Pakistan can go up to USD 37 billion if the two countries tear down artificial barriers like lack of connectivity, trust deficit and complicated and non-transparent non-tariff measures
These barriers are tariff and para-tariff barriers to trade; complicated and non-transparent non-tariff measures
; disproportionately high cost of trade; and trust deficit.
ITC and Ithraa have a longstanding working relationship, collaborating on a wide variety of export related issues such as market intelligence, packaging, quality standards and specifications, as well as non-tariff measures
Finally, ITC will assist the CEFTA parties to implement the recommendations stemming out of the detailed analyses to eliminate the most harmful non-tariff measures
. Even though the project focuses on specific value chains, most recommendations --particularly in trade facilitation--are cross-sectoral in nature and should go a long way towards boosting the regional integration efforts within the CEFTA region.
Kathuria said that India could play a lead role in making SAFTA effective, create awareness, building capacity of partner countries to remove the 'noise' related to non-tariff measures
, expand and accelerate the connectivity agenda with neighbours, take new initiatives and scale up existing trust-building activities through people-to-people contact.
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo said the blow to food prices would be eased with the implementation of non-tariff measures
meant to address supply woes as well as the expected strengthening of the peso versus the dollar that can make imports cheaper during the fourth quarter of the year which traditionally sees higher consumer demand.
The EO, according to Roque, is "very specific on non-tariff measures
. So we will not wait for it because most of recommendations are already being implemented." Apart from an EO, he said the economic cluster also proposed simplifying and streamlining licensing procedures for rice imports of the National Food Authority, and prioritising the release of essential food items in the ports.
This imbalance raises the spectre that China will fight back via non-tariff measures
such as visa and direct investment restrictions, hurting US corporations' sizeable direct investments in China.
He discussed potential and priority products which can be exported by Pakistan to Africa and the tariff and non-tariff measures
affecting their further enhancements.
ITC is responsible for improving transparency about non-tariff measures
, creating regional trade intelligence capacities of specific TSIs, strengthening TPO capacities in a selected number of countries and supporting a more effective participation of the Arab group in the WTO process.