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Regional Workshop on Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) Classification and Data Collection

Regional Workshop on Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) Classification and Data Collection

22 - 24 March 2017
Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

Organized jointly with UNCTAD, the workshop targets experts in State agencies and line ministries involved in the formulation and implementation of non-tariff measures (NTMs), with a view to familiarizing them with the Multi-Agency Support Team (MAST) international classification of NTMs. The aim is to enable them to identify all NTM measures using the MAST classification and UNCTAD’s classification guidelines, and consolidate these measures into a national database.

By the end of the Workshop, participants will be able to classify national trade-related legislation by measure and the product(s) to which they apply, based on the Harmonized Coding System (HS code) at the most detailed level (national tariff line). Participants will be also be provided with tools to consolidate the official NTM measures into a national database, which could be used for: fostering transparency; ascertaining the implications of NTMs on the development prospects of the economy; and, for monitoring progress in removing non-tariff barriers.

For more information contact Ms. Hana Daoudi (hana.daoudi@un.org).

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