Potential Exports and Nontariff Barriers to Trade: Sri Lanka National Study

Publication | April 2019

This publication identifies how Sri Lanka can address nontariff barriers in the area of sanitary and phytosanitary measures and technical barriers to trade.

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It examined Sri Lankan export products which have the potential to increase their market share in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, and Nepal. Options and opportunities to deal with identified nontariff barriers are considered, including legal reforms, upgrade of quality standards and the requisite laboratory equipment and instruments, and institution building of both accrediting bodies and conformity assessment bodies. Practical recommendations for action by both public and private sectors propose an effective way forward.


  • Introduction
  • Patterns of Trade with Other SASEC Countries
  • Products with Export Potential from Sri Lanka to Other SASEC Countries
  • Overview of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures and Technical Barriers to Trade in Sri Lanka
  • Standards, Regulations, and Procedural Obstacles That Impede Trade
  • Prioritized Recommendations for Action
  • Conclusion

Additional Details

  • Industry and trade
  • Regional cooperation and integration
  • Transport
  • Sri Lanka
  • 226
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TCS189787-2
  • 978-92-9261-460-7 (print)
  • 978-92-9261-461-4 (electronic)

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