Survey on Assessing the Impact of Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) on Trade between ASEAN and India

About the Survey

Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) is a New Delhi–based autonomous policy research institute that specialises in issues related to international economic development, trade, investment and technology. RIS is envisioned as a forum for fostering effective policy dialogue and capacity-building among developing countries on global and regional economic issues.

ASEAN-India Centre (AIC) at RIS undertakes research, policy advocacy and regular networking activities with relevant public/private agencies, organisations and think-tanks in India and ASEAN countries, with the aim of providing policy inputs, up-to-date information, data resources and sustained interaction, for strengthening ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership. 

AIC is conducting a survey to study the impact of non-tariff measures (NTMs) on trade between ASEAN and India.  It also attempts to assess the level of awareness and perception of NTMs among the stakeholders such as traders, officials, trade/business associations, practitioners, etc. 

ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) is a trade bloc of 10 countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Lao PDR, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam), which has a free trade agreement (FTA) in goods with India in  1st January 2010.

This Questionnaire aims at seeking your views and experiences in  trade-related issues.  The Questionnaire is designed for four targeted respondents: 1) Traders/Companies, 2) Trade Association/Business Chamber, 3) Government Institution/Regulatory Authority, and 4) Academic/Research Institution/Think Tank.  We broadly classify this Questionnaire into following three sections.  Section 1 covers general information about the respondents, Section 2 includes the questions related to free trade agreement (FTAs)-related issues, and Section 3 focuses on NTMs-related issues.  

We have opted for fairly detailed questions in order to capture all possible issues related to NTMs in both ASEAN and India.  We realise that this choice may lead to some difficulties in filling in all the details, in which case you are invited to focus on the questions which are more relevant for you.

Disclaimer: No individual or company information will be published, and your answer will be kept in fully confidential. Views expressed in this Survey by respondents will be used completely for the academic research with full anonymity of respondents.  Questions drawn by the investigators are their own and don't represent the organisation they belong to. If you have any questions regarding the contents of the survey, please contact Prof. Prabir De at and Dr. Durairaj Kumarasamy at
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