Trade barriers

58 results found

Title Sector Location
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
Public procurement registration requirements in Austria affecting UK exporters / investors All sectors Austria
Tax uncertainty affects profitability of UK businesses in Bangladesh All sectors Bangladesh
Lack of clarity in application of customs valuation rules All sectors Bangladesh
Contract registration needed at banks in Belarus for export orders exceeding 3000 Euros All sectors Belarus
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
Tax advantage for domestic businesses over foreign-based exporters and investors in Canada All sectors Canada
Restrictions on cross-border data transfer and data localisation in China All sectors China
Publicity tax legislation for spirits in Colombia All sectors Colombia
Unclear and inaccessible procurement process in Costa Rica All sectors Costa Rica
Lack of a Double Taxation Agreement between the UK and Ecuador All sectors Ecuador
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
Public Private Partnership (PPP) legislation limits PPP opportunities for UK businesses in Guatemala Airports, Construction, Energy, Maritime, Railways Guatemala
High tariffs on luxury ships and boats exported to India Advanced engineering, Maritime India
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
Overseas shipping vessels cannot be registered in Indonesia Maritime Indonesia
Expatriate workers restricted in Indonesia All sectors Indonesia
Local presence requirements in Indonesia affecting UK exporters/investor All sectors Indonesia
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
Japanese language requirement for wind turbine parts certification process in Japan affecting UK exporters/investors Energy, Maritime Japan
Local investment requirements for overseas investors winning government contracts All sectors Kuwait
Recruitment of foreign workers and expatriates in Malaysia are restricted by employment rules All sectors Malaysia
Product samples regulations in Mexico affecting UK exporters/investors All sectors Mexico
State monopoly in transport services impacting UK exports and investment in Morocco Airports, Maritime, Railways Morocco
Import licence restrictions impacting UK exports to Morocco All sectors Morocco
Advance payments ceiling for UK exporters to Morocco All sectors Morocco
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
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
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
Requirements for chemicals exported to South Korea All sectors South Korea
UK working vessels in Taiwan offshore wind farm need permits Energy, Maritime Taiwan
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
Local registration of overseas workers/residents affecting UK exporters/investors in Turkmenistan All sectors Turkmenistan
UK exporters need to have a local partner for companies established outside of Freezones in UAE All sectors United Arab Emirates
Restriction on steel exports for road or bridge infrastructure projects from the UK to New York, United States Airports, Construction, Maritime, Railways 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
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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