Non-tariff Barriers


Instruments other than import tariffs that restrict international trade.

Some examples of non-tariff barriers are quotas, import bans, packaging conditions, occupational safety and health regulations,rules of origin, and restrictive licensing. For example, New Zealand's apples account for 1/3 of its agricultural exports but have been banned from Australia since 1921 due to fears about the spread of fire blight, a crop pest.
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