Non-Tariff Barriers in Selected CIS Countries
CASE Network Studies and Analyses No. 371
21 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2009
Date Written: April 21, 2009
The purpose of this paper is to measure and analyse how intensively CIS countries apply nontariff barriers (NTBs) to restrict foreign trade in regard to certain products and total trade. Five CIS countries were selected for this analysis, in particular Ukraine, Russian Federation, Moldova, Belarus, and the Kyrgyz Republic. We first consider measurement methods usually applied to NTBs, review other studies measuring NTBs in CIS countries, and then describe our own findings on the matter. This analysis was made in the framework of the EU Eastern Neighbourhood: Economic Potential and Future Development (ENEPO) project seeking to examine different aspects of the European Union’s relations with its neighbours to the East.
Keywords: non-tariff barriers, CIS countries, trade policy
JEL Classification: F13
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