Definition of trade barrier
A trade barrier can be broadly defined as a foreign government policy, practice, or procedure that unfairly or unnecessarily restricts U.S. exports.
Trade barriers may:
Foreign trade barriers may affect U.S. exports of goods and services, foreign direct investment by U.S. persons, and protection of intellectual property rights. These barriers can come in the form of laws and regulations or informal policies, practices, or procedures.
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