Non-tariff barriers (NTBs)
Market access barriers that result from prohibitions, restrictions, conditions or specific requirements and make importing products difficult and/or costly. The term covers any restriction or quota, charge, or policy (other that traditional customs duties), domestic support programmes, discriminatory labelling and health standards, and exclusive business practices limit the access of imported goods. NTBs may result from government or private-sector actions. See Global Trade Alert; Market Access Data Base.
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