Potential Exports and Nontariff Barriers to Trade: India National Study

Publication | January 2020

This publication explores how India could boost its exports by addressing nontariff trade barriers.

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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, Bhutan, 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 Measures and Technical Barriers to Trade in India
  • Standards, Regulations, and Procedural Obstacles That Impede Trade
  • Prioritized Recommendations for Action
  • Conclusion
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • Industry and trade
  • Regional cooperation and integration
  • Transport
  • India
  • 174
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TCS190172-2
  • 978-92-9261-966-4 (print)
  • 978-92-9261-967-1 (electronic)

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