Frequently Asked Questions

Trade Problems & Barriers: General

What is a foreign trade barrier?

A foreign trade barrier is any barrier that impedes a company’s ability to trade in a foreign company. The most common trade barriers are listed below:

• Tariff and Customs,
• Service Barriers,
• Standards, testing, labeling, or Certification,
• Rules of Origin,
• Government Procurement Contracting,
• Intellectual Property Protection Problems,
• Excessive Government Requirements,
• Excessive Testing or Licensing Fees,
• Bribery, and
• Investment Barriers.

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