The impact of standards on developing countries exports

Examines the available evidence on the the impact of standards on developing countries exports

Abstract

This helpdesk report addresses these questions:

What evidence exists concerning the (sub-)sectors within developing economies where:

  • complying with existing standards used in international trade pose the greatest costs/barriers to potential export opportunities?

  • adopting existing standards or developing new standards for use in international trade have, or could, catalyse potential export opportunities?

K4D helpdesk reports provide summaries of current research, evidence and lessons learned. This report was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development

Citation

Timmis, H (2017) The Impact of Standards on Developing Countries Exports Institute of Development Studies

The Impact of Standards on Developing Country Exports

Published 23 November 2017