Knowledge Based Bio-Economy

Seminar on Non tariff measures impacts - Discover results of the EU-funded project NTM-IMPACT

On next 29th of June, a seminar will be held at the University Foundation in Brussels, to present & discuss the NTM-IMPACT project’s key results. We invite you to join with project partners, project Advisory Committee members and European Commission stakeholders.

In 2009 a partner consortium consisting of experts from nineteen institutions throughout the world has recently embarked on a three year project (2009-11). Called “Assessment of the impact of non-tariff measures on the competitiveness of EU and selected trade partners - NTM-IMPACT”, this collaborative research project collects and analyzes new data on NTMs. Financed by the European Commission under its 7th Framework Program, a key objective of the project is to collect and analyze new data on NTMs faced by EU agri-food exports to a number of key markets, and to compare these with NTMs faced by competing exporters to the same destinations. Relative competitiveness among EU and other export countries is of special interest. Attention has also been given to how NTMs in the EU and other major importers impact least developing countries (LDCs). The primary focus is on government regulations and standards, but private standards will also be examined, especially in the LDC case studies.

For more information, please consult the preliminary programme. pdf - 41 KB [41 KB]
You can also consult the NTM-IMPACT project website: