How can we best evaluate the trade restrictiveness of different categories of non-tariff measures (at both bilateral and multilateral levels, across goods, services and investment)?

Background

Market access barriers and non-tariff measures can appear through a variety of regulatory, legislative or procedural routes, carrying significant costs to businesses or otherwise prohibiting or restricting trade. Research in this area should aim to improve measurement of trade barriers and how they arise, what their real business impact is, and the extent of actionability.

The guiding research questions on market access and non-tariff measures to trade are:

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