Trade barriers

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Title Sector Location
Organic products not recognised in Argentina's food standards code Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink Argentina
Recognition needed of university degrees on a national scale in Argentina Financial and professional services Argentina
Enforcement needed for e-commerce in Argentina Financial and professional services : Business and consumer services Argentina
E-commerce legislation needed in Argentina Financial and professional services : Business and consumer services Argentina
Excise duty exemptions for domestic alcoholic drinks in Argentina Food and drink Argentina
Recognition needed of Scotch Whisky as a Geographical Indicator in Argentina affecting UK alcoholic drinks Food and drink Argentina
Argentina's food code defines ginger beer as containing alcohol Food and drink Argentina
Changes to capital controls in Argentina affecting foreign trade All sectors Argentina
Bureaucratic registration procedures for overseas businesses in Argentina affecting foreign exporters/investors All sectors Argentina
Discretionary approval of non-automatic import licences ('SIMIs') in Argentina All sectors Argentina
Australia's luxury car tax affects UK exporters Automotive Australia
Australian alcohol excise tax Food and drink Australia
Public procurement registration requirements in Austria affecting UK exporters / investors All sectors Austria
Tax on cider exported to Azerbaijan Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets Azerbaijan
Complex rules and regulation surrounding establishment of international schools Education and training Bahrain
UK clothing exporters unable to apply for export incentives in Bangladesh Consumer and retail Bangladesh
Ineffective enforcement of intellectual property rights in Bangladesh Consumer and retail Bangladesh
Supplementary duty applied in Bangladesh affecting UK exporters of consumer goods Consumer and retail Bangladesh
Applications for 2014 Cross Border Higher Education Act in Bangladesh on hold Education and training Bangladesh
Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) Certificates issuance Process in Bangladesh affecting UK Businesses Financial and professional services Bangladesh
Restriction on exporting pharmaceuticals to Bangladesh Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Bangladesh
Lack of clarity in application of customs valuation rules All sectors Bangladesh
Tax uncertainty affects profitability of UK businesses in Bangladesh All sectors Bangladesh
Additional licensing requirements for alcohol exports to Belarus Food and drink Belarus
Contract registration needed at banks in Belarus for export orders exceeding 3000 Euros All sectors Belarus
Import tariff to leather processing blades in Brazil Advanced engineering, Consumer and retail Brazil
Regulatory framework for bilingual education in Brazil Education and training Brazil
Regulatory framework needed for offshore wind in Brazil Energy Brazil
Business environment for investments in solar power plants in Brazil Energy Brazil
Limitations on legal service exports to Brazil Financial and professional services Brazil
Limits of overseas investment for closed pension funds in Brazil Financial and professional services Brazil
UK exports of poultry products to Brazil not allowed due to sanitary inspection not being recognised Food and drink Brazil
New plant species needing inclusion in ANVISA's 'positive list' to enable more types of UK tea brands to be sold to Brazil Food and drink Brazil
Divergent regulation for classifying and labelling blended whisky in Brazil affecting UK alcoholic drinks exporters/investors Food and drink Brazil
Divergence of analytical parameters for compliance in Brazil affecting the UK alcoholic drinks exporters/investors for whisky Food and drink Brazil
Tariffs levied on whisky in Brazil, affecting UK alcoholic drinks exporters/investors Food and drink Brazil
UK's dairy inspection system not currently recognised by Brazil Food and drink Brazil
No Geographic Indication (GI) protection for Scotch Whisky in Brazil Food and drink Brazil
Certificate of origin requirement in Brazil, affecting UK food and drink exporters/investors Food and drink Brazil
Permanent regulatory framework needed for telemedicine services in Brazil Healthcare services Brazil
Tariffs on leisure boats exported to Brazil Maritime Brazil
Absence of a Double Taxation Agreement between the UK and Brazil All sectors Brazil
Some UK professional qualifications not recognised in Canada Advanced engineering, Aerospace, Airports, Construction, Financial and professional services, Healthcare services, Maritime, Medical devices and equipment, Railways Canada
Short deadlines affecting UK companies bidding for infrastructure contracts in Canada Advanced engineering, Airports, Construction, Maritime, Railways Canada
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) certification needed for electrical products Advanced engineering, Consumer and retail, Energy, Technology and smart cities Canada
Delays at the Port of Montreal affecting UK exports to Canada Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Construction, Food and drink Canada
Different classifications of blood products affecting access to Export Heath Certificates for UK black pudding producers Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink Canada
UK and EU's method for collecting edible blood is not accepted by the CFIA in Canada Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink Canada
Certification requirements affect UK car exports to Canada Automotive Canada
UK defence exporters limited by the Canadian Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) policy Defence Canada
UK reinsurance firms deterred by high collateral requirements in Canada Financial and professional services Canada
Accountants cannot use the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation in Canada without membership of the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Financial and professional services Canada
High regulatory burden on UK insurance firms operating in Canada Financial and professional services Canada
Complex nutritional labelling requirements for imported food and drinks in Canada Food and drink Canada
Fortifications required for simulated meat products exported to Canada Food and drink Canada
Ban on selling spirits (alcoholic drinks) in take-out and delivery orders in Quebec affecting exporters/investors Food and drink Canada
Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) affecting UK exports of food products to Canada Food and drink Canada
Lengthy process to approve medicines and medical devices in Canada Medical devices and equipment, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Canada
Local recruitment requirements for business tax incentives in Quebec Technology and smart cities Canada
Tax advantage for domestic businesses over foreign-based exporters and investors in Canada All sectors Canada
Process authorising pharmaceuticals, food and drink, cosmetics and chemicals exports to Chile Chile
Double certification for a broad number of electrical goods affecting UK exports to Chile Automotive, Energy, Medical devices and equipment, Mining, Technology and smart cities Chile
Cosmetics exports from the UK to Chile restricted due to complex and costly registration and testing procedures Consumer and retail Chile
Condoms exported from the UK to Chile need double certification Consumer and retail, Healthcare services Chile
Restriction on overseas access to design licenses affecting UK architecture and engineering exporters/investors in China Advanced engineering, Construction, Financial and professional services : Business and consumer services China
UK not permitted to export king scallops to China Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets China
UK not permitted to export plant-based pet food to China Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets China
UK not permitted to export herring roe to China Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets China
Restrictions on UK live brown crabs exports to China due to excessive non-compliant testing results for cadmium Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets China
UK not permitted to export non-live spider and velvet crabs to China Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets China
UK not permitted to export meat-based pet food to China Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets China
UK not permitted to export hops to China Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink China
UK not permitted to export cherries to China Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink China
UK not permitted to export lamb meat to China Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink China
UK not permitted to export goat and sheep dairy products to China Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink China
UK not permitted to export poultry to China due to the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza ban Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink China
UK not permitted to export trout to China Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink China
Certification and testing of vehicle imports in China affecting UK exporters Automotive China
China's ban on UK investment in most audio-visual products and online music services remains Creative industries China
Restrictions on content published by overseas firms online in China Creative industries China
Ban on foreign investment in digital publication and production of audio-visual products Creative industries China
Ban on foreign ownership of Chinese TV production companies Creative industries China
Two-month wait for new UK TV formats to gain approval in China Creative industries China
Quota on overseas productions for satellite television in China Creative industries China
Overseas content limited to 30% on Chinese video-streaming sites Creative industries China
Lack of recognition for UK Further Education colleges in China Education and training China
Barriers to exporting UK professional qualifications to China Education and training China
Restrictive requirements for UK early years teachers to work in China Education and training China
Exemptions not granted by the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants for courses and exams of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Education and training China
Difficulty gaining recognition of sports qualifications in China Education and training, Sports economy China
Participation in the Chinese biofuel market Energy China
China's standard setting process for renewable energy policies limits participation of overseas businesses Energy, Environment China
UK law firms face discriminatory taxation in China Financial and professional services China
UK investment in China's legal services is prohibited Financial and professional services China
UK lawyers not permitted to sit China's bar exam Financial and professional services China
UK law firms not permitted to practise Chinese law in China Financial and professional services China
Time restrictions on overseas law companies opening further representative offices in China Financial and professional services China
China's Government Procurement Law Sports economy China
Construction of horse racing courses in China is restricted Sports economy China
Licensing restrictions on overseas telecommunication services in China Technology and smart cities China
Restrictions on cross-border data transfer and data localisation in China All sectors China
No regulatory framework for emerging green hydrogen market prevents access for UK investors and exporters in Colombia Colombia
Financial indexes required for participating in public procurement bids in Colombia Advanced engineering, Airports, Construction, Railways Colombia
Timescales and scope for public infrastructure tenders in Colombia Advanced engineering, Airports, Construction, Railways Colombia
Liability cap for infrastructure public tenders in Colombia would encourage UK exporters/investors from participating in the process Advanced engineering, Airports, Construction, Railways Colombia
Validation procedures of personnel education and experience for public procurement tenders in Colombia Advanced engineering, Airports, Construction, Railways Colombia
Requirements to recognise UK businesses international experience for infrastructure public tenders in Colombia Airports, Construction, Railways Colombia
Regulatory framework needed for offshore wind in Colombia to facilitate the presence of UK exporters/investors Energy Colombia
Requirements for foreign asset management companies to do business in Colombia Financial and professional services Colombia
Process for approving alcohol exports in Colombia Food and drink Colombia
Discriminatory application of the 'exploitation rights royalty' for alcoholic spirits drinks exported to Colombia Food and drink Colombia
Lack of standardised procedures for sanitary registry of biopharmaceuticals in Colombia Healthcare services, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Colombia
Colombian betting industry regulations do not allow 'international liquidity' Sports economy Colombia
Publicity tax legislation for spirits in Colombia All sectors Colombia
Lack of comprehensive cost-benefit evaluation for medical products in Costa Rica disadvantages UK exporters Healthcare services, Medical devices and equipment Costa Rica
Unclear and inaccessible procurement process in Costa Rica All sectors Costa Rica
Value Added Tax for mature cheese exported to the Dominican Republic Food and drink Dominican Republic
Tax stamp measure affecting alcoholic drinks exports to the Dominican Republic Food and drink Dominican Republic
Lack of a Double Taxation Agreement between the UK and Ecuador All sectors Ecuador
Difficulties accessing French Olympic procurement opportunities Sports economy France
French language requirements for the Toubon Law affecting UK exporters/investors Technology and smart cities France
Unclear local content requirements restrict UK involvement in construction projects in Ghana Construction Ghana
Uneven application of intellectual property rights and quality standards in Ghana may affect UK exporters Consumer and retail, Financial and professional services : Business and consumer services Ghana
Energy sector local content and local ownership regulations impacting UK investors in Ghana Energy Ghana
Local presence requirements exclude UK insurers from Ghana Financial and professional services Ghana
Minimum capital requirement could affect UK investors in Ghana All sectors Ghana
Unclear laws in land ownership impacting UK exporters/investors to Ghana All sectors Ghana
Difficulties in accessing relevant information regarding procurement processes in Grenada Advanced engineering, Education and training, Energy, Environment, Water Grenada
Public Private Partnership (PPP) legislation limits PPP opportunities for UK businesses in Guatemala Airports, Construction, Energy, Maritime, Railways Guatemala
UK exports of alcoholic drinks made from malt to Honduras subject to higher import tax Food and drink Honduras
Hong Kong Institute of Architects not recognising programmes by UK universities Education and training Hong Kong
Complex regulations on dairy products reducing UK exports' shelf life in Hong Kong Food and drink Hong Kong
Tax on spirits affects UK exports to Hong Kong Food and drink Hong Kong
High tariffs on luxury ships and boats exported to India Advanced engineering, Maritime India
Lack of agreed Export Health Certificate (EHC) preventing the export of UK Cattle for breeding. Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets India
Lack of agreed Export Health Certificate (EHC) preventing the export of Ovine and Caprine Genetics to India. Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets India
Stringent conditions for export of bovine semen to India Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets India
Seeking confirmation of 'GB Compartmentalisation Scheme' by the Government of India for UK poultry exporters Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets India
Permanent registration needed for polyhalite and ensuring that testing standards in the UK are recognised and accepted by the Government of India Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Chemicals India
High tariffs on cars imported to India from the UK Automotive India
Clear guidance needed on registration of industrial biocides exported to India Chemicals India
Restrictions on overseas architectural practices operating in India Construction, Financial and professional services India
New Indian customs duty affecting UK exporters of books Creative industries India
Barriers in the music industry e.g. licensing and copyright terms affecting UK exporters/investors to India Creative industries India
Restrictions on UK law firms operating in India Financial and professional services India
Restriction on overseas audit companies to operate in India and sign audit reports for Indian companies Financial and professional services India
Disparity in the corporate tax rate applied to domestic and international companies in India Financial and professional services India
Indian insurance and pension funds cannot invest their funds overseas Financial and professional services India
Order of preference for Indian businesses restricts foreign re-insurance companies Financial and professional services India
Tightened regulations for higher risk banking in India affecting UK investors and exporters Financial and professional services India
Banks required to lend to priority industry sectors impacting UK financial services in India Financial and professional services India
Lack of recognition for UK Organic Certification for UK Food and Drink Exports Food and drink India
Securing market access for exports of UK lamb meat to India Food and drink India
Tariffs on food and drink (particularly high tariffs for alcohol) imported to India from the UK Food and drink India
Lengthy registration for exported food and drink products not listed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India Food and drink India
UK exporters of proprietary food items to India need certificate of analysis Food and drink India
Restriction on the Supply of Imported Products to Canteen Stores Department Outlets Food and drink India
Timeframe to implement new regulations for UK food and drink exports to India provides an insufficient transition period for businesses Food and drink India
Lack of notice provided for price revisions in the pharmaceuticals sector. Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology India
Mandatory in-country testing and certification for telecoms equipment exported to India Technology and smart cities India
India imposes tariff and duty charges on some ITA products and demonstrators Technology and smart cities India
Compulsory registration of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) products impacting UK exporters/investors to India Technology and smart cities India
Non-recognition of international testing standards in Indonesia affects UK exports Advanced engineering, Airports, Consumer and retail, Food and drink, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Indonesia
UK exporters to Indonesia face widespread local content requirements Advanced engineering, Automotive, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer and retail, Defence, Energy, Financial and professional services, Maritime, Medical devices and equipment, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, Technology and smart cities Indonesia
Unclear halal certification requirements in Indonesia Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Consumer and retail, Food and drink, Healthcare services, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Indonesia
Pre-shipment inspections in Indonesia affect UK exporters Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Consumer and retail, Food and drink, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, Technology and smart cities Indonesia
Accessing airport public private partnerships (PPP) in Indonesia Airports, Construction Indonesia
Foreign ownership restrictions affecting UK exporters and investors in Indonesia Construction, Education and training, Energy, Financial and professional services, Healthcare services, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, Technology and smart cities Indonesia
Safeguard duties for 'Textile Products Tekstil' (TPT) exports to Indonesia Consumer and retail Indonesia
Restrictive requirements for toy exports to Indonesia Consumer and retail Indonesia
Restrictions on bicycle, footwear and electronics exports to Indonesia Consumer and retail Indonesia
Restrictions/prohibitions on exporting finished textiles products into Indonesia Consumer and retail Indonesia
UK clothing companies face safeguard duties in Indonesia Consumer and retail Indonesia
Uneven application of qualifications standards in Indonesia, and lack of harmonisation with UK qualifications Education and training Indonesia
Restrictions on overseas higher-education institutions in Indonesia Education and training Indonesia
Complex renewable energy procurement scheme in Indonesia limits UK access to tenders Energy Indonesia
UK lawyers face barriers and high pro bono requirement in Indonesia Financial and professional services Indonesia
UK insurers restricted by Indonesian data and recovery requirements Financial and professional services Indonesia
Authorisation delay affecting alcoholic drinks exports from the UK to Indonesia Food and drink Indonesia
Alcohol sales through online platforms banned in Indonesia Food and drink Indonesia
Restrictions on the online distribution of food and drugs in Indonesia affecting UK exporters Food and drink, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Indonesia
Multi-Centre Clinical Trial Hurdles affecting UK exporters in Indonesia Healthcare services Indonesia
Overseas shipping vessels cannot be registered in Indonesia Maritime Indonesia
Current tendering process for public procurement of pharmaceuticals in Indonesia affecting UK exports Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Indonesia
Clarity needed on patent licencing in Indonesia Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Indonesia
Localisation requirements affecting UK pharmaceuticals exporters in Indonesia Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Indonesia
Local Content Requirement in pharmaceuticals affecting UK exporters in Indonesia Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Indonesia
Local representation requirements for digital businesses in Indonesia Technology and smart cities Indonesia
UK IT exporters face new Indonesian regulations which will block IMEIs Technology and smart cities Indonesia
Expatriate workers restricted in Indonesia All sectors Indonesia
Local presence requirements in Indonesia affecting UK exporters/investor All sectors Indonesia
UK exporters affected by Iranian import ban on finished goods Consumer and retail Iran
Traffic light labelling for all food products in Israel affecting UK exporters/investors Food and drink Israel
Lengthy standards testing in Israel affecting UK exports All sectors Israel
Public procurement barriers for UK businesses wanting to bid for tenders in Israel All sectors Israel
Some restrictions on UK Beef to Japan remain Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets Japan
No agreement to export UK oysters Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets Japan
Agreement needed to permit bovine semen exports Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets Japan
Engine identification requirements in Japan also cover exports of UK electric motors Automotive Japan
Japan’s fluoride content regulations for toothpaste and mouthwash not harmonised with UK Consumer and retail, Food and drink, Healthcare services Japan
No English-language guidance for Japan’s offshore wind project auctions Energy Japan
Japanese language requirement for wind turbine parts certification process in Japan affecting UK exporters/investors Energy, Maritime Japan
Stringent registration requirements for overseas lawyers in Japan Financial and professional services Japan
Prescription restrictions on new pharmaceuticals in Japan affecting UK exporters and investors Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Japan
Counterfeit alcoholic beverages affecting UK exporters in Jordan Food and drink Jordan
5% tax retention for UK businesses in Kuwait Financial and professional services Kuwait
Restrictions on Retail Banking Financial and professional services Kuwait
Local investment requirements for overseas investors winning government contracts All sectors Kuwait
Reputational risk to UK alcoholic beverage brands from counterfeiting in Lebanon Food and drink Lebanon
Production and distribution of counterfeit automotive lubricants Automotive, Chemicals Malaysia
Restrictions on setting up supermarket and convenience stores Consumer and retail Malaysia
Restrictions on UK re-insurance businesses Financial and professional services Malaysia
Compliance requirements for foreign financial institutions Financial and professional services Malaysia
Slow approvals for UK pork exports Food and drink Malaysia
New tax stamps and labelling requirements for Scotch Whisky Food and drink Malaysia
Delays for drug approvals Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Malaysia
Recruitment of foreign workers and expatriates in Malaysia are restricted by employment rules All sectors Malaysia
UK not allowed to export bovine embryos and poultry to Mexico Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink Mexico
Set and measure quality standards for skills in Mexico Education and training Mexico
Allulose approval needed in Mexico affecting UK food and drink exporters/investors Food and drink Mexico
Labelling requirements for alcoholic drinks exported to Mexico Food and drink Mexico
Lack of a predictable framework on Mexican Health Technology Assessment (HTA) cause issues for UK exporters Medical devices and equipment, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Mexico
Product samples regulations in Mexico affecting UK exporters/investors All sectors Mexico
Effective enforcement of Intellectual Property needed for alcohol exports and other products like automotive engines to Mongolia Automotive, Food and drink Mongolia
Sampling and testing alcohol before and during exports in Mongolia Consumer and retail Mongolia
High investment level requirements affecting UK investors/exporters to Mongolia Energy, Mining Mongolia
Expiry date requirements for food products exported to Mongolia Food and drink Mongolia
Detailed food and medical labelling rules impact UK exporters to Morocco Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Chemicals, Food and drink, Healthcare services, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Morocco
State monopoly in transport services impacting UK exports and investment in Morocco Airports, Maritime, Railways Morocco
Difficulty obtaining land approvals impacting UK exporters/investors to Morocco Consumer and retail, Education and training, Energy Morocco
State monopoly in energy sector impacting UK exports and investment in Morocco Energy Morocco
Banking licence restrictions affecting UK exporters/investors in Morocco Financial and professional services Morocco
State monopoly on railways impacting UK exports and investment in Morocco Railways Morocco
Import licence restrictions impacting UK exports to Morocco All sectors Morocco
Advance payments ceiling for UK exporters to Morocco All sectors Morocco
Lack of regulation for UK Higher Education course in Myanmar Education and training Myanmar (Burma)
Banking restrictions for overseas businesses in Myanmar Financial and professional services Myanmar (Burma)
Restrictions on spirit exports to Myanmar Food and drink Myanmar (Burma)
Lack of market entry for overseas businesses in Myanmar's railway sector Railways Myanmar (Burma)
Restrictive housing regulations in New Zealand affecting UK investors and exporters Construction New Zealand
Significant requirements for gaining recognition of UK qualifications in New Zealand Education and training, Financial and professional services New Zealand
Lack of effective enforcement of intellectual property rights has negative impact on UK exports to Pakistan Consumer and retail, Education and training, Healthcare services, Medical devices and equipment Pakistan
Mandatory halal certification and nutritional information in Urdu on UK food exports to Pakistan Food and drink Pakistan
Lack of comprehensive cost-benefit evaluation for medical products in Panama disadvantages UK exporters Healthcare services, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Panama
Reform of public procurement processes in Peru is needed to encourage more UK companies to enter the market Advanced engineering, Airports, Construction, Financial and professional services, Healthcare services, Medical devices and equipment, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, Railways Peru
Regulation needed for electric vehicles and charging stations in Peru affecting UK exporters/investors Energy Peru
Tax on alcoholic spirits drinks in Peru affecting UK exporters/investors Food and drink Peru
Double Taxation Agreement between UK and Peru to encourage more trade and investment All sectors Peru
Stringent requirements for overseas contractors working in the Philippines Airports, Construction, Maritime, Railways Philippines
Lengthy railway product certification process in Poland affects UK exporters/investors Railways Poland
Tender and Performance Bonds Qatar
Recognition of UK degrees and professional qualifications Construction, Education and training Qatar
Delays for fresh produce on arrival in Qatar Food and drink Qatar
Change in regulations: Import of cheese into Qatar Food and drink Qatar
Labelling in Arabic required for goods exported to Qatar Food and drink Qatar
UK notarised documents not recognised in Romania Financial and professional services Romania
Long approval times for new medicines in Romania affecting UK exporters Healthcare services, Medical devices and equipment Romania
Effective compliance and enforcement of Intellectual Property needed for UK exporters/investors in Russia Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Chemicals, Consumer and retail, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, Technology and smart cities Russia
Perfume labelling requirements in Russia effecting UK exporters Consumer and retail, Food and drink Russia
Process for clinical trials affecting UK pharmaceuticals exporters/investors in Russia Healthcare services Russia
Russia's Goods Manufacturing Practice certification requirements for pharmaceuticals affecting UK exporters/investors Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Russia
Labelling/Marking of Footwear Consumer and retail Russia
Requirements for product safety and quality marking in Saudi Arabia Advanced engineering, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer and retail, Education and training, Technology and smart cities Saudi Arabia
Ban on British Beef Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets Saudi Arabia
Lack of regulatory and standards for agri-food exports to Saudi Arabia Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabian ban on pork and pork products affects UK exporters Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink Saudi Arabia
Foreign investment is restricted in certain sectors in Saudi Arabia Airports, Consumer and retail, Creative industries, Defence, Energy, Food and drink, Healthcare services, Maritime, Medical devices and equipment, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, Railways, Security, Technology and smart cities Saudi Arabia
Broadcast Piracy in Saudi Arabia Creative industries Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia does not recognise totally online qualifications Education and training Saudi Arabia
Restrictions on foreign business service outsourcing Financial and professional services Saudi Arabia
Stringent contract terms for government construction projects in Singapore affecting UK exporters/investors Construction, Railways, Technology and smart cities, Water Singapore
Lack of recognition for ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) certification in Singapore affecting UK exporters/investors Financial and professional services Singapore
Lack of clarity in South African infrastructure procurement affecting UK exporters and investors South Africa
Avian influenza ban on poultry from the EU impacting UK exporters in South Africa Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink South Africa
Prohibitive regulations governing certification of vehicle licence plate manufacturers in South Africa Automotive South Africa
Inconsistent application and withholding of taxes in South Africa is affecting UK exporters and investors Financial and professional services South Africa
Legal framework protecting investment in South Africa affecting UK exporters needs updating Financial and professional services South Africa
Restriction on overseas financial and investment products affecting UK exporters and investors Financial and professional services South Africa
Lack of enforcement of pharmaceuticals regulations affecting UK exports to South Africa Healthcare services South Africa
Delays in registering new medicines and medical devices exported to South Africa Healthcare services South Africa
Customs procedures causing delays in UK exports of medical equipment to South Africa Healthcare services South Africa
Inconsistent enforcement of ISO standards for pump manufacturing affecting UK exporters to South Africa Mining South Africa
Delays obtaining authorisation letters impacting UK exporters in South Africa All sectors South Africa
Customs delays affect UK originating imports to South Africa All sectors South Africa
Restrictions and difficulties in transferring money to and from South Africa is affecting UK exporters and investors All sectors South Africa
Lack of enforcement of customs procedures for samples of new exports from the UK to South Africa All sectors South Africa
Exchange controls in setting up contracts affecting UK exporters/investors in South Africa All sectors South Africa
Restrictions on live brown crab exports from the UK to Korea Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets South Korea
Large test samples of saffron and cured ham affect UK exports to South Korea Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets South Korea
Lengthy approval requirements for UK exports of animal and plant exports into South Korea Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets South Korea
Ban on UK beef exports in South Korea Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink South Korea
South Korea prohibits imports of gelatine and collagen made from either UK cattle bones or from foreign-origin cattle material Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology South Korea
Requirements for chemicals exported to South Korea Chemicals South Korea
Permanent country of origin marking affects UK ceramic exports to South Korea Consumer and retail South Korea
Stringent testing regime affects UK tableware and household goods exports to South Korea Consumer and retail South Korea
Stringent safety certification requirements affecting children's goods exports to South Korea Consumer and retail South Korea
Overseas financial technology (fintech) firms are excluded from sandbox schemes in South Korea Financial and professional services South Korea
Clear regulation needed on marketing overseas funds in South Korea Financial and professional services South Korea
Stringent licence requirements for overseas financial services and remittance businesses in South Korea Financial and professional services South Korea
Stringent restrictions on non-English qualified lawyers in overseas law firm offices in South Korea Financial and professional services South Korea
Restrictions on overseas law firms practicing in South Korea Financial and professional services South Korea
Stringent qualification requirements for UK legal consultants in South Korea Financial and professional services South Korea
Restrictions on back office sharing in South Korea affect UK exporters/investors Financial and professional services South Korea
Stringent alcohol labelling requirements in South Korea affecting UK exporters Food and drink South Korea
Pesticides maximum residue limit affecting UK exports of food and drink to South Korea Food and drink South Korea
Restrictions on outward investment by Sri Lanka due to COVID-19 Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka imposes import restrictions due to COVID-19 Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink Sri Lanka
New tariff on cars exported to Sri Lanka Automotive Sri Lanka
Higher tariffs for alcohol imported to Sri Lanka from the UK. Food and drink Sri Lanka
Difficulties in accessing relevant information regarding procurement processes in St Lucia Advanced engineering, Education and training, Energy, Water St Lucia
UK application for Taiwanese recognition of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) regionalisation Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets Taiwan
Market access application for UK lamb exports to Taiwan Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink Taiwan
Mutual recognition of organic equivalence Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink Taiwan
UK working vessels in Taiwan offshore wind farm need permits Energy, Maritime Taiwan
Vehicle standards in Thailand affecting UK exporters Advanced engineering, Automotive Thailand
Licence applications for chemical substances and construction materials in Thailand Advanced engineering, Construction, Consumer and retail Thailand
Inconsistent certification requirements for fish exports from the UK to Thailand Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink Thailand
Lengthy application and authorisation procedures for animal and plant product exports to Thailand Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Thailand
New rules affect UK tyre exports to Thailand Automotive Thailand
Common Effective Preferential Tariff scheme in Thailand affecting UK exporters Automotive Thailand
Production line inspection and product testing in Thailand affects UK exports Automotive, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer and retail, Technology and smart cities Thailand
Labelling requirements for cosmetic exports to Thailand affecting UK exporters and investors Chemicals, Healthcare services Thailand
Complex regulations for cosmetic exports to Thailand Chemicals, Healthcare services Thailand
Government procurement and supplies management act in Thailand affecting UK exporters Construction, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Thailand
Stringent licence requirements for telecommunications businesses in Thailand affecting UK exporters and investors Creative industries, Financial and professional services : Business and consumer services, Technology and smart cities Thailand
Restrictive advertisement requirements for alcohol affecting UK exporters/investors in Thailand Food and drink Thailand
Restrictions on alcohol sales in Thailand affect UK exporters Food and drink Thailand
High tariffs on alcoholic drinks affect UK exports to Thailand Food and drink Thailand
Counterfeit alcohol products affecting UK exporters/investors in Thailand Food and drink Thailand
Packaging and labelling requirements for wine and beer affecting UK exporters/investors in Thailand Food and drink Thailand
Restrictive advertising requirements in Thailand affecting UK exporters and investors Food and drink, Healthcare services, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Thailand
Unclear selection process for the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) in Thailand Healthcare services, Medical devices and equipment, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Thailand
Preferential treatment of state-owned pharmaceutical firms in Thailand affecting UK exporters and investors Healthcare services, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Thailand
Inconsistent registration standards affect UK medical device exports into Thailand Medical devices and equipment, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Thailand
Many areas of work denied to UK citizens in Thailand All sectors Thailand
Non-Thais can't buy land in Thailand, affecting UK exporters/investors All sectors Thailand
Restrictions on employment of foreign workers All sectors Thailand
Foreign Business Act restricting foreign participation in services sector All sectors Thailand
Inconsistent custom procedures affecting exports to Thailand All sectors Thailand
Product registration for new pharmaceutical products in Trinidad and Tobago affecting UK exporters/investors Healthcare services, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Trinidad and Tobago
Lack of legislation regarding parallel imports of pharmaceutical products in Trinidad and Tobago Healthcare services, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Trinidad and Tobago
Mandatory conversion of overseas business revenues into local currency in Turkmenistan Airports Turkmenistan
High level of local content requirement for Turkmenistan affecting UK investors/exporters Airports, Energy Turkmenistan
Local shipment process for UK exporters/investors in Turkmenistan Energy Turkmenistan
Requirement for original stamped and signed documents affecting UK exporters/investors in Turkmenistan Financial and professional services Turkmenistan
Local registration of overseas workers/residents affecting UK exporters/investors in Turkmenistan All sectors Turkmenistan
Language requirements for product labelling on cosmetics Chemicals, Consumer and retail Ukraine
Trademark infringement in Ukraine affecting UK exporters/investors Consumer and retail, Education and training, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Ukraine
Lack of alternative (to animal testing) methods for cosmetics testing Consumer and retail, Food and drink Ukraine
UAE accepts new Seafood Export Health Certificate Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets United Arab Emirates
Lack of recognition of UK professional qualifications Education and training United Arab Emirates
New regulation requiring Emirates Quality Mark (EQM) for yogurts, milk products and juices in the United Arab Emirates Food and drink United Arab Emirates
Inconsistent application of intellectual property rights and regulations Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology United Arab Emirates
UK exporters need to have a local partner for companies established outside of Freezones in UAE All sectors United Arab Emirates
In-state preference for procurement of printed materials in Florida, USA United States
Local firms preferred for government procurement of manufactured goods in Florida, USA United States
Preference for domestically produced steel in government procurement in Louisiana, US. Advanced engineering United States
Preference for local timber and lumber procurement in Alaska, USA Advanced engineering, Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Consumer and retail United States
Professional qualification requirements affecting service exports from the UK to the United States Advanced engineering, Construction, Education and training, Financial and professional services United States
Market access barriers arising from the Fly America Act (1974) Aerospace United States
Restriction on foreign ownership of airlines in the United States Aerospace, Financial and professional services United States
Pest risk assessments delay UK plant exports to the United States Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets United States
Permit requirements affect UK dairy exports to the United States Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink United States
Local agent requirement affecting food and drink exports from the UK to the United States Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink United States
Complex tests delay UK imports of poultry meat and egg to the United States Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Food and drink United States
Restriction on steel exports for road or bridge infrastructure projects from the UK to New York, United States Airports, Construction, Maritime, Railways United States
Adapting vehicles to US safety standards costly for UK exporters Automotive United States
Uncertain emission standards for cars in some states in the USA Automotive, Environment United States
Preference given to local firms for construction of public and institutional buildings in Florida, USA Construction United States
Tariff on parquet flooring affecting UK exports to the United States Consumer and retail United States
Restrictions on exports to casino gaming operators from UK to Louisiana, United States Consumer and retail United States
Local benefit requirement for offshore wind procurement in the United States Energy United States
The Lacey Act: import declaration requirements for plant and wood exports from the UK to United States Environment United States
UK exporters face restrictions to office supply procurement for Louisiana State Government, USA Financial and professional services : Business and consumer services United States
Permit requirements for veterinary biologics in the United States affecting UK exporters Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology United States
Domestic preference for government procurement contracts in Hawaii, United States All sectors United States
Domestic preference for government procurement in Wyoming, United States All sectors United States
Multiple registration of food and drink products exported to Uruguay Food and drink Uruguay
Whisky exports from the UK to Uruguay subject to Specific Internal Tax 54% on the customs value Food and drink Uruguay
Lack of a Health Technology Assessment Agency in Uruguay affecting UK life sciences exporters/investors Healthcare services, Medical devices and equipment, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Uruguay
Inability to use foreign currency to fix price in the contract and underdeveloped hedge market limiting the company to attract experts from different countries. Advanced engineering Uzbekistan
High import duties on cars exported to Uzbekistan Automotive Uzbekistan
Lack of recognition for UK teaching qualifications in Vietnam Education and training, Financial and professional services, Healthcare services Vietnam
Offshore wind Feed-In-Tariff requirements in Vietnam affecting UK exporters/investors Energy Vietnam
License requirements for solar power developers in Vietnam Energy Vietnam
Restrictive capacity cap in Vietnam to connect solar to power grids affecting UK energy sector exporters/investors Energy Vietnam
Limits on overseas reinsurance companies in Vietnam Financial and professional services Vietnam
Lack of regulation for overseas financial technology businesses in Vietnam Financial and professional services Vietnam
Long marketing authorisation for pharmaceutical products in affecting UK exporters in Vietnam Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Vietnam
Ownership not possible for majority of agricultural land in Zimbabwe (only leasing) Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets Zimbabwe
UK investors face challenges around property rights which inhibits capital investment and financing of renewable projects in Zimbabwe Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Energy Zimbabwe
State electricity monopoly and monopsony in Zimbabwe limits the market for UK companies Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets, Energy Zimbabwe
No clear and standardised process for UK power producers to develop Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in Zimbabwe Energy Zimbabwe
Slow licensing process restricts access for UK independent power producers in Zimbabwe Energy Zimbabwe
High inflation affecting power purchase agreements in Zimbabwe Energy Zimbabwe
Foreign currency cannot be held for more than 30 days in Zimbabwe All sectors Zimbabwe
UK exporters and investors face challenges in getting their money out of Zimbabwe All sectors Zimbabwe
After approvals UK exporters and investors face long waits to get their money out of Zimbabwe All sectors Zimbabwe
UK companies face difficulties in getting work permits in Zimbabwe All sectors Zimbabwe
Net metering installation restrictions in Zimbabwe reduce viability of UK solar energy investment All sectors Zimbabwe

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