Non-tariff measures

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Instead of resorting to trade measures such as export restrictions, Chile manages its minerals sector through a combination of balanced taxation, stable investment measures, good management of tax revenue, exchange rate policy and initiatives aimed at producing a multiplier effect of economy-wide development, according to this study.
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This OECD inventory reports export taxes, prohibitions, licensing requirements and other measures by which governments regulate the export of agricultural and industrial raw materials (minerals, metals and wood). Create your own customised tables and download the data.
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Non-tariff measures such as technical regulations and sanitary and phytosanitary measures can affect trade in agricultural commodities. The OECD cost-benefit framework for analysing the trade and welfare effects of these non-tariff measures helps identify alternative policies that are less onerous for trade.
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Looking Beyond Tariffs: The Role of Non-Tariff Barriers in World Trade

Despite all the talk of globalisation, the world economy is still far from the textbook model of unfettered trade, of a global market place without barriers.

The studies in this volume review concerns that exporters and governments have raised about market access. This publication analyses where and why certain non-tariff measures are being applied to traded goods that are covered by multilateral rules and disciplines, and how they continue to represent challenges for exporters and policymakers.

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