Note to users: The information on applied services trade policies and the Services Trade Restrictions Indices (STRI) provided on this page reflect results published in 2012. They refer to the policies applied in 2008 (2011 for certain economies). Updated data for a selection of economies and an improved methodology for the STRI is available via the Integrated Trade Information Portal (I-TIP) at https://i-tip.wto.org/services.
The World Bank's Services Trade Restrictions Database aims to facilitate dialogue about, and analysis of, services trade policies. The database provides comparable information on services trade policy measures on five sectors (telecommunications, finance, transportation, retail and professional services) and key modes of delivery. It makes available information for 103 countries. Services policies of 79 developing countries were surveyed, and comparable information was obtained for 24 OECD countries. The information refers to 2008 (2011 for certain countries). The database also contains Services Trade Restrictions Indices for all countries covered by the database, at the modal-subsector, subsector, sector and economy level.