Inquit Database of SPS notifications

The Developed countries have the biggest ‘store’ of measures, but as this chart on the monthly notification data over the past 6.5 years shows, Developing countries have become the most frequent source of new SPS barriers. Incidentally, the big developing country ‘spike’ in April 2002, when China notifed 140 barriers in one month.

Chart comparing OECD and Developing country SPS notifications by month

I recently presented some detailed frequency analysis of SPS barriers in the APEC region to the annual Conference of APEC Centers in Melbourne. You can find the slides and the paper on the APEC Center site.

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