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Digital trade

Barriers to trade in digitally enabled services in the G20

Published 01 January 2019 | 1 minute read

The OECD Digital Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI) is a new tool that identifies, catalogues, and quantifies cross-cutting barriers between 2014 and 2018 that affect trade in digitally enabled services across all G20 countries.

The Digital STRI shows that regulatory environment is complex and diverse across G20 countries, and that there is a scope to reduce trade barriers, particularly with respect to communication infrastructure and burdensome measures that affect cross-border data transfers.



The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives.

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