The EU and India in Search of a Partnership
Appendix B: Methodology of the Study Commissioned to Analyse NTBs Faced by Indian Exporters in the UK
B.] METHODOLOGY This section draws heavily on the research study 'Convergence Towards Regional Integration between the EU and India: Trade Implications for the UK and India', commissioned by the British High Commission in India, to analyse NTBs that currently impede trade between the UK and India in the leather and footwear, textiles and clothing sectors.' Postal and personal interviews as well as consultations with stakeholders, trade associations, policy makers and academia were conducted throughout India during 2007-08. The surveys and interviews conducted for this study involved the use of a questionnaire that addressed the following issues: a) Factual information pertaining to the respondents, that is, turnover of the firm, location, and export/import experience. The main objective was to determine whether the perception of the incidence of NTBs in the present India-UK trade varies according to the respondent firm's size and export experience. b) Indian exporters perception of the existing NTBs, domestic and trade facilitation barriers in EU-India trade and how this impacts on the existing pattern of trade between the partner countries. c) The general perception of UK companies of the barriers faced when trading with India. 189 190 Bilateral Trade Agreements in the Era in Globalization B.1.1 Modalities Used to Implement the Study in India B.I.I.a Sample selection A postal survey and personal interviews were conducted. The sample selection for the textiles and clothing sector was based on information available from the Apparel Exports Promotion Council (AEPC) and the Confederation of Textile Industry in New Delhi. Similarly, the sample...
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