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Sustainable trade

Key statistics and trends in trade policy 2019


Published 01 March 2020 | 1 minute read

As of 2018, trade costs directly related to tariffs were at about 1% for developed countries and at about 4% for developing countries.

With a notable exception of the increase in bilateral tariffs between the US and China, tariffs have remained substantially stable during the last few years with tariff protection remaining a critical factor only in certain sectors in a limited number of markets.


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