Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Non-tariff Measures, Overall Protection and Export Competitiveness: Evidence from Pakistan and Regional Countries.

Date : February 05, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Speaker : Ms. Bushra Faizi: Researcher, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Mr. Irfan Aleem: Visiting Fellow, Brookings Doha Center

Any government regulation that is mandatory related to export or import of goods besides custom tariffs is considered as Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs). It influences the quantity and price of goods being traded. However, it is not easy to determine the exact impact of NTMs on trade. The NTMs are also called invisible trade barriers. This webinar focused on the role that NTMs have in facilitating or disrupting trade in Pakistan. The key objective here is to have a holistic understanding of the ground realities, what are the constraints and what can be done about it so that we can contribute to a very evidence-based policy making process.