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
Timmis, H (2017) The Impact of Standards on Developing Countries Exports Institute of Development Studies
Published 23 November 2017