In 2013, the EU made good progress towards removing some of the most trade-distortive barriers that hinder EU companies’ access to the markets abroad.
The countries with progress are China, India, Japan, Mercosur (Brazil/Argentina), Russia and the US. However, some deep-rooted protectionist barriers still persist in some countries. This is the result of the Trade and Investment Barriers Report (TIBR) that the European Commission will today present to the European Council. The report also highlights those trade barriers that still persist and dedicates a specific chapter to the EU’s trade irritants with Russia one year after Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
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