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Database for Barriers to Market Entry for Energy Products

The United Nations Foundation is creating an Import Tariff and Barriers to Entry Database as a consolidated effort in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the World Bank Group, to provide a comprehensive overview of import duties and barriers to entry for sustainable energy products at the country level.

The database addresses the common struggle of sustainable energy product importers to navigate initial entry into emerging markets due to their unfamiliarity with the tax regime, nuanced not-tariff barriers, and the local commercial climate.

The database will serve as a starting reference for organizations interested in comparing and entering sustainable energy markets in developing countries. In particular, this project focuses on products associated with the distributed generation of renewable energy sources