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This publication consists of an overall synthesis study on: Bangladesh, China, India, the Pacific Island Countries, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. The studies demonstrate that identifying current non-tariff measures (NTMs) facing exports of the ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) region is a difficult task. The essays reveal the importance of the three major markets, the European Union, Japan, and the United States, to the countries of the ESCAP region, and thus the necessity of restraining the use of NTMs in these markets. The publication clarifies how extensively NTMs are applied, and emphasizes the importance of improving the existing collections of data on NTMs for both developed and developing countries for future trade negotiations.