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Author
Hanson Dave (Duquesne University), Saykiewicz Jan Napoleon (Duquesne University)
Title
The Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade : is it working for business?
Source
The Poznań University of Economics Review, 2007, vol. 7, nr 2, s. 29-40, bibliogr. 27 poz.
Keyword
Techniczne bariery wobec handlu, Strefy wolnego handlu, Normy prawne, Pozataryfowe bariery handlowe, Handel
Technical barriers to trade (TBT), Free trade area, Legal standards, Non-tariff trade barriers, Trade
Abstract
International differences in technical requirements, product standards and conformity assessment procedures create major barriers to international trade. The Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade is intended to reduce the impact of these differences on trade. The major emphasis has been on promoting the convergence of national requirements through mutual notifications. This has not been an especially effective approach since governments and businesses often have major commitments to existing requirements and procedures. A more effective approach would be to promote international acceptance of a rebuttable presumption that the various sets of national product requirements, although different, provide equivalent levels of protection. (original abstract)
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ISSN
1643-5877
Language
eng
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