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Understanding non-tariff measures of APEC economies. Participants of the Workshop on Facilitating Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Trade through Better Understanding of Non-Tariff Measures in the Asia Pacific Region for the Agriculture, Food Processing and Handicrafts Sectors pose for a group photo on September 21, 2015 at the Iloilo Convention Center in Iloilo City. The group is led by the project’s overseer, Philippine Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Director Jerry Clavesillas. This workshop expects to increase the level of awareness on non-tariff measures among participants who are expected to cascade their learnings to their respective economies. Likewise, workshop recommendations will be submitted to the SME Ministers as the part of the APEC Iloilo Initiative to be adopted by SME Ministers during the 22nd APEC SME Ministerial Meeting on September 25, 2015. (DTI-PRU)