TRAINS

The global database on Non-Tariff Measures

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Adapted for TRAINS data by UNCTAD

  

TRAINS: Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) based on official regulations

TRAINS NTMs, the global non-tariff measures database, provides comprehensive and systematic information on a broad range of policy instruments that can have an effect on international trade in goods. The information includes traditional trade policy instruments, such as quotas or price controls, as well as regulatory and technical measures that stem from important non-trade objectives related to health and environmental protection (Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)). The objective of the database is to increase transparency and understanding about trade regulations and trade control measures.


The measures have been retrieved from official sources, mainly national trade laws and regulations. Measures are classified according to the International Classification of NTMs and affected products are classified at the most detailed level of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS). The global data collection, a joint effort by UNCTAD, AfDB, ALADI, ERIA, ITC, the World Bank, WTO and financial support from the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, follows the UNCTAD's Guidelines for NTMs data collection.

 
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Choose one of the following options:
 
 
TABLES by PRODUCTS
  • Look at the incidence of NTMs by HS sections and chapters, and by country imposing the measure.
  • See individual measures by simply clicking on any number in the tables!
  • This option does not allow a selection of products.
TABLES by MEASURE
  • Look at the incidence of NTMs by country imposing the measure.
  • This option does not allow a selection of products.
TABLES by COUNTRIES
  • Look at the incidence of NTMs by country and geographical regions.
  • See individual measures by simply clicking on any number in the tables!
DETAILED QUERY
  • Select any combination of the five criteria: type of NTM, dates, country imposing, country affected, and product. Get tabular listing of NTMs.
  • Drill down for additional details.
  • Export summary and detailed NTM information.
ANALYSIS
  • You can see and select stocks or flows of Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs), by type of measure.
  • See individual measures by simply clicking on any bar in the graphs!
  • This option does not allow the selection of country or product affected.
Through any of the five options above you obtain a summary table with measures by country, product and type of measure; by drilling-down you will find a table with detailed information of individual measures, where, through links, you can get the document relevant to each measure. You can export data at the summary or at the detailed level.
 
   
 
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Contact us: tab@unctad.org




The i-TIP software has been developed by the WTO (i-tip.wto.org) for members' notifications and made available to UNCTAD to disseminate collected official NTM data. The United Nations gratefully acknowledge this. An objective of both organizations is to provide free access to the most comprehensive, up-to-date and highest quality non-tariff measure data.

UNCTAD is the focal point within the United Nations system for the integrated treatment of trade and development. UNCTAD’s Programme on NTMs aims to enhance the transparency on NTMs and to provide support to policy makers.

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