OECD Trade Policy Papers

ISSN :
1816-6873 (en ligne)
DOI :
10.1787/18166873
Cacher / Voir l'abstract
This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected trade policy studies prepared for use within the OECD.

NB. No. 1 to No. 139 were released under the previous series title OECD Trade Policy Working Papers.

 

Transparency Mechanisms and Non-Tariff Measures

Case Studies You or your institution have access to this content

Anglais
Cliquez pour accéder: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5kgf0rzzwfq3.pdf
  • PDF
  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/trade/transparency-mechanisms-and-non-tariff-measures_5kgf0rzzwfq3-en
  • LIRE
Auteur(s):
Evdokia Moïsé1
Author Affiliations
  • 1: OCDE, France

Date de publication
01 avr 2011
Bibliographic information
N°:
111
Pages
35
DOI
10.1787/5kgf0rzzwfq3-en

Cacher / Voir l'abstract

Lack of regulatory transparency is a major and recurrent obstacle for businesses seeking to trade internationally. This study finds that transparency mechanisms applied at different stages of the design, finalisation and implementation of domestic regulation have allowed countries to reduce administrative burdens, generate savings both for the administration and for the private sector and maintain a relation of confidence conducive to a smoother enforcement of related policies. They have also helped them enhance the readability of laws and regulations and the predictability of their enforcement (thus further reducing indirect business costs), and prevent potential frictions with trading partners. The resulting improvements in terms of potential business costs can strongly influence the attractiveness of the country for foreign investors.
Mots-clés:
administrative burdens, non-tariff measures, market access, public consultation, regulatory impact assessment, transparency, regulation
Classification JEL:
  • F13: International Economics / Trade / Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
  • F14: International Economics / Trade / Empirical Studies of Trade
  • H83: Public Economics / Miscellaneous Issues / Public Administration; Public Sector Accounting and Audits
  • L51: Industrial Organization / Regulation and Industrial Policy / Economics of Regulation