International
Trade Barrier
Index 2019

Foreword From

Dr. Christopher Lingle

Proponents of free and open commerce should applaud the appearance of the Trade Barrier Index (TBI), another outstanding initiative of the Property Rights Alliance, an affiliate of American’s for Tax Reform. This worthy project provides yet another important indicator of how government’s intervene and interfere with the market process, itself the outcome of voluntary and purposeful

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TBI's 2019's sample set covers 94% of world GDP and 91% of all traded goods and services.

Only 14% of the world's people live in the freest markets while 44% suffer behind the highest trade walls.

Hong Kong and Singapore lead in barrier free trade.

TBI's 2019's sample set covers 94% of world GDP and 91% of all traded goods and services.

Only 14% of the world's people live in the freest markets while 44% suffer behind the highest trade walls.

Hong Kong and Singapore lead in barrier free trade.

India and China are the greatest trade restrictionists deploying excessive tariffs, services restrictions, and non-tariff barriers

Low trade barriers correlate with prosperity & freedom; higher trade barriers with corruption & abuse of press

India and China are the greatest trade restrictionists deploying excessive tariffs, services restrictions, and non-tariff barriers

Low trade barriers correlate with prosperity & freedom; higher trade barriers with corruption & abuse of press