This report analyzes the question of how domestic producers in the food industry can be protected from the unfair competition that comes from foreign producers and countries. Therefore, this project examines the types of barriers most often placed on food commodities and aims to provide insights on how these problems were resolved and most importantly how could they be resolved so that they are not encountered in the future.

The methodology used to obtain these results was mainly through interview reports and case reviews. The main findings show that the most often placed barriers to food commodities are SPS, TBT, and import quotas.

Moreover, this research project shows the financial losses which amount to exporters when trade barriers are placed to their products. In addition, the findings also show the steps that were taken in remedying the situation and provide the following recommendations so that such problems are encountered less often in the future.

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AUK Honors Society


RIT/A.U.K - formerly American University in Kosovo