Monthly Archives: May 2006

Countries in the SPS Barrier database

There are about 8,000 records in the database: about 4,000 containing SPS (‘health’)barrrier notifications and a similar number containing TBT (‘technical’)barrier notifications. Ninety countries notified SPS barriers between 1999 and the third quarter of 2005. Over the fold, there’s a list ofthese countries, with links into the country-records in the database… If you are logged-in […]

A database of standards barriers

Over and over again, if you talk to business people who trade, you find that these barriers rank much higher on the scale of their concerns than tariffs or quotas, for example. The WTO has tens of thousands of documents from its Member governments reporting the use of these barriers and explaining when and how […]