South Korea: Trade freedom index (0-100): For that indicator, The Heritage Foundation provides data for South Korea from 1995 to 2017. The average value for South Korea during that period was 71 points with a minumum of 65 points in 2006 and a maximum of 80 points in 2017. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The Trade Freedom index for South Korea measures the absence of tariffs and other barriers that affect the international trade of goods and services.
Definition: The Trade freedom index is based on two indicators: the trade-weighted average tariff rate and non-tariff barriers (including quantity, price, regulatory, customs and investment restrictions, and direct government intervention).