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Trade in equipment for information and communication technologies is impeded by high tariffs and other restrictions, including cumbersome technical standards or licensing requirements.

Service sectors are not open to trade, creating a barrier for electronic commerce and the building and operation of ICT networks.

Domestic regulations may create de facto trade barriers for ICT use.

There is little or no foreign direct investment.

Trade barriers for ICT equipment have been reduced, but are still relatively high.

There has been some opening in service sectors related to electronic commerce and ICT networks.

Foreign direct investment is allowed in network sectors under certain conditions.

Trade in ICT equipment is not restricted through unnecessary standards or licensing requirements, and tariffs are low and uniform.

The community has at least temporarily agreed not to apply disproportionate tariffs on electronically delivered products.

There has been significant opening in services that facilitate electronic commerce and building and operations of ICT networks, but some restrictions remain.

Foreign direct investment in the ICT sector is encouraged with some restrictions.

If tariffs exist on ICT goods, they are low and uniform.

Trade in services is fully liberalized, including services delivered electronically.

The community has explicitly affirmed that it will not apply disproportionate tariffs on electronically delivered products.

Foreign investment in the ICT sector is encouraged and subject to few or no restrictions.

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