Manufactured products’ exports: Technical Barriers to Trade faced by exporters in South and SEA countries

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Setting the Scene

Setting the Scene

This study was carried out from the 7th to 25th of July 2016 by PRIME (Policy Research Institute of Market Economy), Islamabad, as a part of a CUTS International and Australia Aid Project entitled “Geneva Trade and Business Connexion: South and South East Asia”.

The main objective of the project is to improve the capacity of the private sector and to provide input into their government and their WTO delegations so as to make their negotiating positions fully aligned with on ground conditions faced by the private sector.


In order to obtain the views of various stakeholders on the issues that the private sector faced when exporting goods to other countries, primary data was collected through personal interviews and telephonic contacts with several individuals and organizations. In addition questionnaires (Annex A and B) were also circulated. Furthermore, data from the previous studies on the subject was also reviewed and incorporated.

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Policy Research Institute of Market Economy

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