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Development of a Set of Methodologies in Conducting Ex-Ante Regulatory Review on the Draft Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) Before They Are Imposed by ASEAN Member States (AMS).

Status: Ongoing.

With all tariff lines virtually eliminated, ASEAN has refocused its efforts on trade facilitation, including reducing trade transaction costs and addressing NTMs. ASEAN Member States (AMS) have differing national approaches for assessing the barrier effects of draft NTMs as there is no common regional methodology considered as best practice which AMS could refer to.

This project seeks to fill this gap by facilitating trade and efficiency for the movement of goods in ASEAN through developing methodologies to conduct the quantitative analysis to identify the trade distortive barrier effects, then assess and quantify the impact of the draft NTMs of three specific product groups. It will also socialise the methodologies and the application outcomes with relevant stakeholders through a series of regional and national capacity building and training workshops.

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