Technical Barriers to Trade: What Challenges do EAC Exporters Face?.

    Evidence suggests that Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) is among the most important factors that affect international trade. It refers to the use of the domestic regulatory process as a means of protecting domestic producers. TBT covers mandatory technical regulations and voluntary standards that define specific characteristics that a product should have, such as its size, shape, design, labelling / marking / packaging, functionality or performance.

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