Technical Barriers to Trade: Evidence from the Republic of Korea's Automotive Sector (Trade Insights: Issue No. 1)

Technical Barriers to Trade: Evidence from the Republic of Korea's Automotive Sector (Trade Insights: Issue No. 1)

Date: 
Friday, October 10, 2014
Type: 
Public information and advocacy materials
Abstract

This policy brief, issued as part of the Trade Insights series, reviews the recent usage of non-tariff measures (NTMs) in the automotive sector in the Republic of Korea, with a specific focus on technical barriers to trade (TBTs). It finds that, despite provisions to reduce TBTs in recent trade agreements with the US and EU, TBTs and other non-tariff barriers remain a substantial barrier to entry in the Korean automotive market.

The Trade Insights series summarizes current trade related issues; offers examples of good practice in trade policymaking; and helps disseminate key research findings of relevance to policy. The series is intended to inform both trade and development practitioners and the general public.

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