Administrative, Technical and Other Distortions of Trade
As already pointed out, the Stockholm Convention did not attempt to provide specifically for the elimination of all non-tariff distortions of trade and the principal intentions of the authors of the Convention were to provide the basic conditions for free trade and establish a framework within which member states would be able to pursue cooperation on other distortions of trade when the need arose. It must also be borne in mind that in the 1950s the potential trade-distorting effect of many of the measures and practices which are today grouped under the general heading of non-tariff distortions of trade either were not fully appreciated or, in some cases, had not been identified.
KeywordsMember State Stockholm Convention Consultative Committee Certification Body Double Taxation
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