A PIDS study that looked at nontariff measures (NTMs) found that the coverage ratios for all types of NTMs applied to Philippine imports are at 99.6 percent, which means that almost all of the import value of the country is affected. It also found that the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources implement the most number of NTMs that could be attributed to a large number of sanitary and phytosanitary measures on agricultural goods. Moreover, the average number of NTMs applied to a product group tends to have no association either with the growth rates of import of that product group or with technical measures. This suggests that the firms are adaptable to technical measures as these are already being implemented within the industry in the form of classifications, quality management, production standards, and regular protocol, which have become part of the standard operating procedure of firms.

Know more about the study titled “Nontariff Measures in the Philippines: A Preliminary Analysis Using Incidence Indicators” here: https://www.pids.gov.ph/publications/6999 https://www.facebook.com/PIDS.PH/photos/a.473806039311709/4795909527101317/
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