Potential Exports and Nontariff Barriers to Trade: Bhutan National Study

It focuses on sanitary and phytosanitary measures and technical barriers to trade, and on export products that have the potential to increase their market share in Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. It considers options including legal reforms, the upgrade of quality standards and laboratory equipment, and institution building of accrediting bodies and conformity assessment bodies. Practical recommendations suggest ways forward for both the public and private sectors.

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Pattern of Trade with Other SASEC Countries
  • Potential Exports Subject to Nontariff Barriers
  • Overview of Sanitary and Phytosanitary and Technical Barriers to Trade in Bhutan
  • Standards, Regulations, and Procedural Obstacles in the SASEC Countries that Impede Bhutan Import and Export Trade
  • Prioritized Recommendations for Action
  • Conclusion
  • Appendixes

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