Prevalence of trade barriers

scale 1-7, 2007–2017

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    2007 Ranking
    1. Hong Kong 6.34
    2. New Zealand 6.24
    3. Singapore 6.20
    4. Sweden 6.16
    5. Finland 6.08
    6. Slovakia 5.89
    7. Austria 5.88
    8. Luxembourg 5.77
    9. Qatar 5.76
    10. Ireland 5.73
    11. Chile 5.71
    12. Bahrain 5.70
    13. Germany 5.68
    14. Portugal 5.67
    15. Czech Republic 5.62
    16. United Arab Emirates 5.61
    17. Estonia 5.58
    18. Denmark 5.57
    19. Hungary 5.55
    20. Belgium 5.55
    21. Malta 5.52
    22. Netherlands 5.44
    23. Greece 5.44
    24. Australia 5.41
    25. United Kingdom 5.41
    26. France 5.39
    27. Israel 5.38
    28. Cyprus 5.33
    29. Slovenia 5.29
    30. Indonesia 5.24
    31. Kuwait 5.23
    32. South Korea 5.22
    33. Mauritius 5.15
    34. United States 5.12
    35. Puerto Rico 5.11
    36. Latvia 5.04
    37. South Africa 5.04
    38. Jamaica 5.03
    39. Italy 5.00
    40. Canada 5.00
    41. Turkey 4.99
    42. Spain 4.96
    43. Taiwan 4.94
    44. Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.93
    45. India 4.80
    46. Burkina Faso 4.80
    47. Malaysia 4.80
    48. Botswana 4.79
    49. Croatia 4.75
    50. Tunisia 4.73
    51. Lithuania 4.70
    52. Mexico 4.68
    53. Iceland 4.68
    54. Trinidad and Tobago 4.68
    55. Georgia 4.67
    56. El Salvador 4.62
    57. Gambia 4.61
    58. Japan 4.60
    59. Jordan 4.58
    60. Guyana 4.57
    61. Philippines 4.57
    62. Uruguay 4.54
    63. Zambia 4.50
    64. Guatemala 4.49
    65. Libya 4.46
    66. Romania 4.43
    67. Saudi Arabia 4.42
    68. Honduras 4.42
    69. Montenegro 4.41
    70. Sri Lanka 4.36
    71. Poland 4.36
    72. Peru 4.35
    73. Bulgaria 4.34
    74. Algeria 4.33
    75. Barbados 4.32
    76. China 4.31
    77. Namibia 4.31
    78. Switzerland 4.31
    79. Norway 4.29
    80. Benin 4.29
    81. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 4.27
    82. Serbia 4.26
    83. Oman 4.24
    84. Albania 4.24
    85. Thailand 4.23
    86. Tanzania 4.22
    87. Armenia 4.21
    88. Panama 4.20
    89. Bangladesh 4.20
    90. Madagascar 4.20
    91. Paraguay 4.19
    92. Cameroon 4.11
    93. Pakistan 4.08
    94. Costa Rica 4.05
    95. Morocco 4.04
    96. Brazil 4.04
    97. Ethiopia 4.00
    98. Colombia 3.99
    99. Cambodia 3.96
    100. Dominican Republic 3.94
    101. Azerbaijan 3.89
    102. Russia 3.87
    103. Mali 3.87
    104. Vietnam 3.86
    105. Nigeria 3.85
    106. Senegal 3.85
    107. Venezuela 3.84
    108. Lesotho 3.82
    109. Mozambique 3.81
    110. Uganda 3.75
    111. Egypt 3.74
    112. Kazakhstan 3.73
    113. Kenya 3.70
    114. Nepal 3.69
    115. Burundi 3.68
    116. Syria 3.67
    117. Zimbabwe 3.67
    118. Nicaragua 3.66
    119. Mongolia 3.65
    120. Ukraine 3.61
    121. Bolivia 3.58
    122. Mauritania 3.53
    123. Kyrgyzstan 3.50
    124. Ecuador 3.45
    125. Tajikistan 3.43
    126. Argentina 3.21
    127. Timor Leste 3.19
    128. Chad 3.12
    2017 Ranking
    1. Singapore 5.89
    2. Hong Kong 5.82
    3. Finland 5.73
    4. New Zealand 5.63
    5. United Arab Emirates 5.61
    6. Portugal 5.53
    7. Chile 5.34
    8. Qatar 5.29
    9. Estonia 5.24
    10. United Kingdom 5.21
    11. Netherlands 5.20
    12. Malta 5.18
    13. United States 5.16
    14. Czech Republic 5.12
    15. Sweden 5.11
    16. Germany 5.11
    17. Ireland 5.09
    18. Luxembourg 5.04
    19. Bahrain 5.03
    20. Trinidad and Tobago 5.03
    21. Jamaica 5.02
    22. Latvia 5.02
    23. Croatia 4.99
    24. Austria 4.93
    25. Georgia 4.93
    26. Denmark 4.87
    27. Greece 4.87
    28. Australia 4.86
    29. Taiwan 4.86
    30. Cyprus 4.86
    31. Panama 4.85
    32. Switzerland 4.84
    33. Italy 4.82
    34. Malaysia 4.79
    35. Bangladesh 4.79
    36. Nigeria 4.78
    37. Mauritius 4.76
    38. Spain 4.71
    39. Belgium 4.69
    40. Oman 4.65
    41. Uganda 4.64
    42. Romania 4.64
    43. Seychelles 4.63
    44. Slovenia 4.63
    45. Turkey 4.62
    46. Israel 4.61
    47. Guatemala 4.59
    48. Azerbaijan 4.58
    49. Canada 4.57
    50. Poland 4.56
    51. Swaziland 4.56
    52. Armenia 4.55
    53. Namibia 4.54
    54. India 4.52
    55. Saudi Arabia 4.51
    56. Montenegro 4.50
    57. Mexico 4.49
    58. China 4.49
    59. Japan 4.46
    60. Slovakia 4.45
    61. Malawi 4.45
    62. Rwanda 4.44
    63. Uruguay 4.44
    64. Philippines 4.44
    65. Kazakhstan 4.44
    66. Norway 4.43
    67. Thailand 4.43
    68. Peru 4.42
    69. South Africa 4.39
    70. Botswana 4.38
    71. Nepal 4.37
    72. Lithuania 4.36
    73. Gambia 4.35
    74. Ghana 4.35
    75. Albania 4.35
    76. Paraguay 4.30
    77. Laos 4.29
    78. Sri Lanka 4.28
    79. Indonesia 4.27
    80. Moldova 4.24
    81. France 4.23
    82. Bulgaria 4.22
    83. Bhutan 4.22
    84. South Korea 4.22
    85. Egypt 4.20
    86. Kuwait 4.19
    87. Kenya 4.18
    88. Dominican Republic 4.17
    89. Zambia 4.16
    90. Iceland 4.15
    91. Hungary 4.14
    92. Tajikistan 4.13
    93. Cambodia 4.13
    94. Brunei 4.11
    95. Haiti 4.11
    96. Lebanon 4.10
    97. Honduras 4.08
    98. Colombia 4.00
    99. Iran 4.00
    100. Mongolia 4.00
    101. Serbia 4.00
    102. Zimbabwe 4.00
    103. Algeria 3.98
    104. Kyrgyzstan 3.98
    105. Cape Verde 3.95
    106. Pakistan 3.94
    107. Morocco 3.93
    108. Jordan 3.93
    109. Vietnam 3.92
    110. Nicaragua 3.91
    111. Tanzania 3.89
    112. Russia 3.86
    113. Senegal 3.85
    114. Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.85
    115. Cameroon 3.84
    116. El Salvador 3.83
    117. Costa Rica 3.83
    118. Ethiopia 3.82
    119. Tunisia 3.77
    120. Ukraine 3.76
    121. Liberia 3.73
    122. Guinea 3.73
    123. Sierra Leone 3.72
    124. Mozambique 3.69
    125. Argentina 3.68
    126. Mali 3.62
    127. Benin 3.56
    128. Madagascar 3.47
    129. Congo (Kinshasa) 3.42
    130. Brazil 3.40
    131. Venezuela 3.36
    132. Yemen 3.32
    133. Lesotho 3.31
    134. Burundi 3.20
    135. Chad 2.97
    136. Ecuador 2.87
    137. Mauritania 2.17

    This index represents the average score from 1-7 given by a large sample group in a particular country in response to the following question: “To what extent do non-tariff barriers (e.g., health and product standards, technical and labeling requirements, etc.) limit the ability of imported goods to compete in the domestic market?” (1 = strongly limit, 7 = do not limit at all).

    Source: World Economic Forum