OECD Trade Policy Papers

ISSN :
1816-6873 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/18166873
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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.

 

The Role of Trade Barriers in SME Internationalisation You or your institution have access to this content

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Author(s):
Barbara Fliess, Carlos Busquets
Publication Date
01 Dec 2006
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No.:
45
Pages
21
DOI
10.1787/246707602042

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This paper discusses trade barriers that SMEs are likely to encounter in export markets and available policy tools aimed at their reduction or elimination. Drawing on recent work in the Trade Directorate and elsewhere, key types of barriers are identified based on a review of business surveys and other studies recently undertaken. The paper also explores how governments deal with trade barriers and how SME participation in the trade policy process...
Keywords:
trade advocacy, negotiation, tariffs, trade policy, OECD, export markets, non-tariff barriers, exports, business surveys, trade association, non-OECD, trade barriers, consultation, small and medium-sized enterprises