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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

This database contains information on only those agreements that have either been notified, or for which an early announcement has been made, to the World Trade Organization. It allows you to retrieve information on Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) notified to the GATT/WTO by country and by several criteria. You may also consult the list of all RTAs in force, list of early announcements, pre-defined reports and Summary Tables containing WTO Figures on RTAs.

Limited to WTO member states the WTO website offers complex options for researching members’ customs duty rates. One, the new Tariff Analysis Online, draws on two databases to offer tariff rates on products defined at the highest level of detail, import statistics and the ability to analyze these data interactively. Another, the Tariff Download Facility, provides standardized tariff statistics, in slightly less detail but with the ability to compare between countries immediately.

Trade barriers may be broadly defined as government laws, regulations, policies, or practices that either protect domestic products from foreign competition or artificially stimulate export of particular domestic products. This report classifies foreign trade barriers into nine different categories and specifies how these categories apply in different countries with the exception of the United States. These categories cover government-imposed measures and policies that restrict, prevent, or impede the international exchange of goods and services.