trade barriers

Any one or group of tariff or non-tariff barriers to trade generally sorted into eight general categories:

(1) import policies (tariffs and other import charges, quantitative restrictions, import licensing, and custom barriers)

(2) standards, testing , labeling, and certification

(3) government procurement

(4) export subsidies

(5) lack of intellectual property protection

(6) service barriers

(7) investment barriers

(8) other barriers (e.g., barriers encompassing more than one category or barriers affecting a single sector).

See technical barrier to trade; tariff; quota.

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