Internationalisation Monitor 2021, third quarter – Non-tariff measures

Placeholder Internationaliseringsmonitor 2021 Q3
In this edition of the Internationalisation Monitor, we provide more insight into what NTMs mean in general and to Dutch trade in particular; the effects of NTMs on product quality and costs, and the extent to which NTM-related costs affect the production chain of Dutch exporters.
Non-tariff measures are aimed at safeguarding the quality and safety of internationally traded products. However, they also impose additional costs and thus form an impediment to trade. How do NTMs influence the quality of Dutch exports and what are the associated costs? To what extent do NTMs affect the value chain of Dutch exporters? And how did governments apply NTMs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic?

The Internationalisation Monitor describes trends in internationalisation and their consequences for the Dutch economy and society. It is a quarterly publication as part of CBS’ Globalisation development and publication programme, which has been commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The aim of the Globalisation research programme is to arrive at new insights in the area of globalisation in order to contribute to practices, policymaking and science. At the core of this approach is the integration of a wide range of sources and already available microdata, combined with the application of advanced statistical methods such as I/O analysis. The ensuing results, i.e. newly developed statistics and accompanying analyses, are published in the Internationalisation Monitor.