About NTM data


Non-Tariff Measures NTM's are regulations like packaging requirements, labelling requirements, quotas on imports that affect trade. While some measures are necessary there are others which are impediment to free trade. Analysis of NTM data is very important in understanding and improving trade policies. NTM data collection started under the Transparency in Trade (TNT) initiative and there is now data for 90 plus countries. We now have built a list of NTM indicators using the underlying raw NTM data and tariff data all available through UNCTAD TRAINS. This NTM module provides access to several useful NTM indicators like Frequency Ration, Coverage Ratio, Prevalence Score and many other indicators like Frequency and Coverage ratio for duty free trade, and details like number of NTM affected products, number of NTM measures in force and much more. You can go from country summary, to prevalence of NTM, Sector and Measure view. Other available features are

The database was jointly created by UNCTAD and World Bank.

The World Bank Database on non-tariff measures (NTMs) for Indonesia is a comprehensive hand-collected, time-series NTM database. The World Bank has extended the UNCTAD-ERIA data tracking the individual NTMs applied to each product before and after the stock-take, effectively making this a time-varying dataset. The data improves on existing data through more frequent updates, a wide variety of sources and a routine for forward and backward tracing that enables the creation of a panel data. The data uses highly disaggregated NTM classification, i.e., 3-digit, with the highest frequency available, monthly series, applied to a granular product classification, HS-10 digit. The NTM (and product) classification is the most appropriate for policy analysis as it identifies individual measures introduced or modified by each agency and policy, which is usually made at a granular product level (as further discussed below). The data coverage is from 2008 and is updated annually. The data construction is based on 652 regulations in Indonesia spanning 13 government ministries and agencies that are responsible for the measures. The following NTM data visualizations show Indonesia’s calculated NTM frequency and coverage ratio based on specific NTMs, NTM broad groups (SPS, TBT, INSP, QC, OTH and EXP), and product groups (GTAP, HS Sections, HS Chapters, SNA and Green Products).