The African Organisation for Standardisation and the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the AfCFTA agreement.
The African Union Commission called for addressing non-tariff barriers in order to realize the major aspirations of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement.
The US is troubled by the EU’s non-tariff barriers that impede the use of modern agricultural tools and technologies such as biotechnology, veterinary drugs and pathogen reduction treatments.
Officials participating in the negotiations say the deal not only involves taxes, but also non-tariff and investment issues.
Alleged barriers from Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, Japan, Mexico and Korea.
Conformity assessment cooperation does not imply cooperation on the content of regulatory disciplines, making it a less ambitious mechanism than as had been initially intended under the TTIP.
As released by the European Commission
Members of the East African Community to implement trade facilitation reforms including reducing “non-tariff barriers”.
US trade officials say they hope to reach an agreement with the European Union on lifting some technical barriers to trade between the two powers by November.
A range of non-tariff measures (NTM) that can prevent the FTA functioning as imagined, Grain Trade Australia’s CEO says.
The report highlights significant foreign barriers to US exports.
8 draft chapters, as leaked by Greenpeace
Analysis of draft texts, especially the chapters on goods, SPS, TBT and government procurement.
Britain is looking for ways to take on the EU’s free trade deals with countries around the world after Brexit - then use its new independence to cut taxes and regulatory barriers to trade, boosting the power of the deals.
Business Europe and Keidanren have been encouraging industrial sector-to-sector dialogue to identify mutually beneficial solutions to non-tariff measure issues, which are a major subject for negotiation in the EU-Japan FTA.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is making progress on reducing non-tariff barriers as threats to global trade rise,
The launch of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in December 2015 was a milestone for Asean economic integration, which is, however, an ongoing process.
The agreement, to be signed during the Brics summit in Goa over the weekend, will boost free trade among the emerging economies
The Brazilian government has discussed measures to eliminate internal obstacles and make free trade possible between member countries of the Southern Common Market.