USA: Trade freedom index (0-100): For that indicator, The Heritage Foundation provides data for the USA from 1995 to 2017. The average value for the USA during that period was 83 points with a minumum of 78 points in 1995 and a maximum of 87 points in 2007. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The Trade Freedom index for the USA 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).