Standards and technical regulations which govern the admissibility of imported goods
into an economy raise costs of exporters entering new markets, and may have a particularly
high impact on firms seeking to export from developing countries. Yet standards may
also have a positive side, such as certifying product quality and safety for the
consumer. This paper suggests approaches to modeling standards and technical regulations,
with a particular concern that these approaches are at least potentially implementable
in an applied general-equilibrium model with real data.