Definitions for "Nontariff barrier"
Keywords:  tariff, quota, exports, embargoes, vers
Any policy that interferes with exports or imports other than a simple tariff, prominently including quotas and VERs.
any government action other than a tariff that reduces imports, such as a quota or a standard.
Any action other than a tariff that restricts international trade. (p. 466)
a nontax measure imposed by a government to favor domestic over foreign suppliers