Potential Exports and Nontariff Barriers to Trade: Maldives National Study

Publication | March 2019

This publication identifies export products from Maldives that are affected by sanitary and phytosanitary measures and technical barriers to trade.

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The trade patterns of Maldives within South Asia, particularly with regard to Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, were examined and a gap analysis was conducted on relevant legal structures, institutional frameworks, and infrastructure. Specific trade-hindering nontariff measures applied to the potential export products are identified and prioritized recommendations to address them are also proposed.


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

Additional Details

  • Industry and trade
  • Regional cooperation and integration
  • Transport
  • Maldives
  • 92
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TCS189788-2
  • 978-92-9261-458-4 (print)
  • 978-92-9261-459-1 (electronic)

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