Barriers to prosperity – developing countries and the need for trade liberalisation


Sushil Mohan, Sangeeta Khorana and Homagni Choudhury, IEA, November 2012


Non-tariff barriers are an important impediment to trade for less developed countries. They need to be brought to the forefront of the trade debate if developing countries are to move into the export of higher value added products. The experience of trade reform suggests that the benefits from their removal will mainly flow to developing countries. Non-tariff barriers must therefore be a clear priority in future trade policy and in domestic policy
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