The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: Main Issues Faced by SMEs in S&SE Asian Countries and Their Solution

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Bed, table, toilet and kitchen linens
Exports to the US Market: Technical
Barriers to Trade faced by exporters in

Setting the Scene

Setting the Scene

This study was carried out from the 3rd to 24th June 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 Connation: South and South East Asia”.

Views of various stakeholders were solicited on the challenges faced by the private sector, particularly small and medium enterprises, in exporting bed, table, toilet and kitchen linens to the United States. Primary data was collected through personal interviews and telephonic contacts with several individuals and organizations. In addition, a questionnaire (Annex A) was also circulated. Furthermore, data from the previous studies on the subject was also reviewed and incorporated. However, the number of responses to the written questionnaires was not encouraging and what is more, those who did respond to the questionnaires were reluctant to answer follow-up questions. Therefore, most of the information was obtained through personal interviews.

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Policy Research Institute of Market Economy

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