Resistance to internationally agreed standards

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Failure to conform to internationally agreed standards
Insufficient standardization
Inadequate harmonization of standards

Differing standards constitute a significant barrier to the free movement of goods between countries.


In 1988 it was estimated that the costs of such standards in impeding trade throughout the European Community was ECU 20 billion.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality Education
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST