Project Title

APEC Non-Tariff Measures on Essential Goods during COVID-19: Lessons for the Future 

Project Year

2020   

Project Number

CTI 08 2020S 

Project Session

   

Project Type

Self-Funded 

Project Status

Completed Project   
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Project No.

CTI 08 2020S 

Project Title

APEC Non-Tariff Measures on Essential Goods during COVID-19: Lessons for the Future 

Project Status

Completed Project 

Fund Account

Self-Funded 

Project Year

2020 

Sponsoring Forum

Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI) 

Topics

Trade Facilitation 

Committee

Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

New Zealand 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Australia; Canada; Chile; China; Malaysia; Peru; Singapore; Korea 

Expected Start Date

02/11/2020 

Expected Completion Date

30/11/2020 

Project Proponent Name 1

Nalini Singh 

Job Title 1

Policy Officer 

Organization 1

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, APEC Policy Division 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

(64-21) 2266122 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

Nalini.Singh@mfat.govt.nz 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Nalini Singh 

Project Cost (US$)

$50,000.00 

Project Summary

Trade-affecting measures adopted during crises can facilitate or restrict the movement of critical goods. In 2020, APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade recognised the “importance of keeping markets open and working together to deliver a free, fair, non-discriminatory, transparent, predictable and stable trade and investment environment.” They also recognized the need to“work to facilitate the flow of essential goods”, and the “need for discussion to reduce non-tariff barriers which restrict trade in essential goods.” These statements build on work APEC has already done in adopting the Cross Cutting Principles on Non-Tariff Measures in 2018. The Declaration on Facilitating the Movement of Essential Goods also committed APEC economies to review progress on various NTMs. This research project thus has three aims:

1. To canvas the range of NTMs implemented on essential goods during COVID-19 by APEC economies;

2. To share best practice of where APEC economies are doing well with respect to NTMs implemented during COVID-19 on essential goods; and

3. To advise on options to Ministers Responsible for Trade in 2021 for avenues to continue future work to enhance the benefits of trade-facilitating NTMs and decrease the costs of trade-restrictive NTMs.

Data on NTMs will be aggregated (not economy-specific), and we aim to have the publication of the report and any resulting recommendations ready in time for MRT 2021.

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Yes 
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