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.
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International trade is of vital importance for modern economies, and governments around the world try to shape their countries' exports and imports through numerous interventions. Given the problems facing trade negotiat...
Funded by: ESRC
Lead research organisation: University of Surrey
The project focuses on evaluating the impact of trade agreements, including non-tariff barriers, using machine learning techniques.
Virtually every government grants subsidies in various forms in order to sustain companies and industries. Subsidies present an ambivalent nature and may produce various effects. They may distort the working of market fo...
Funded by: AHRC
Lead research organisation: University of Birmingham
The project investigates the regulation of legitimate subsidies in the WTO, which can be considered a form of good regulatory practice.
What types of trade agreements should the UK join post-Brexit? The world trading system, comprised of multilateral, mega-regional, and bilateral trade agreements offers multiple paths forward for the future of UK trade. ...
Funded by: ESRC
Lead research organisation: University of Cambridge
The project explores the types of trade agreements the UK should join post-Brexit, which may involve good regulatory practices and their impact on trade flows and welfare.