LATEST PUBLICATIONS
PB2020-06
Legislating Fiscal Responsibility
CN2020-01
NAVIGATING THE HEADWINDS TO SUSTAIN ECONOMIC GROWTH 2019 ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE AND 2020 ECONOMIC PROSPECTS
PB2020-05
A RISK ASSESSMENT ON THE COVID-19 SITUATION IN THE PHILIPPINES: IMPLICATIONS ON THE ECQ POLICY
PB2020-04
FIGHTING COVID-19: CONCEPTUAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR SHORT-RUN POLICY RESPONSE
Publication Detail
RPS 2020-03: Nontariff Measures in the Philippines: A Preliminary Analysis Using Incidence Indicators

As several countries have reduced tariff rates, other forms of regulatory measures that impact on trade have proliferated. These regulations, collectively known as nontariff measures (NTMs), can be imposed on imports and exports. Using descriptive indicators, NTMs could be measured with coverage ratios, frequency indices, and prevalence scores. Across the different government agencies, it has been found that the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources both implement the most number of NTMs with 422 and 103 NTMs, respectively. Moreover, both agricultural goods and manufactured goods have been shown to be highly regulated at 92.2 percent and 93.9 percent, respectively, albeit agricultural goods have a higher prevalence score (19.8) compared to manufacture goods (8.9).

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
Authors Keywords
Quimba, Francis Mark A.; Calizo, Sylwyn C. Jr.; trade; nontariff measures; Philippines; NTMs; prevalence scores; agricultural goods; manufactured goods; DENR; DA;
Download PDF Number of Downloads
Published in 2020 and available in the or can be downloaded as full text Downloaded 43 times since March 26, 2020