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The Services Trade Restrictiveness Index database contains information on trade restrictions and behind the border regulation in the following sectors:

  • Computer services
  • Construction
  • Professional services (legal, accounting, engineering and architecture)
  • Telecommunications
  • Distribution
  • Audiovisual services (broadcasting, motion pictures, sound recording)
  • Transport (air, maritime, road freight and rail freight)
  • Courier
  • Financial services (commercial banking, insurance)
  • Logistics services (cargo-handling, storage and warehouse, freight forwarding, custom brokerage)

The STRI indicators and database have been updated to 2016 for all sectors. The update also involves further harmonisation of measures across sectors and sharpening some of the measures.

The policy measures are categorised under five policy areas:

  • Restrictions on foreign ownership and other market entry conditions
  • Restrictions on the movement of people
  • Other discriminatory measures and international standards
  • Barriers to competition and public ownership
  • Regulatory transparency and administrative requirements

The entries in the database are documented with reference to the sources.

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