The European Community has published its “Trade and Investment Barriers Report 2015”. The paper identifies trade and investment obstacles in the EU’s priority markets (US, China, Brazil etc.). Amongst others, requirements such as the use of locally-produced goods, the need to be based in a country so as to obtain certain advantages, discriminatory taxes and subsidies for domestic producers, the storage of personal data on a local server are listed in the report. In a nutshell, the report claims that trade and investment barriers persist despite prospects of global economic recovery. Most obstacles are put in place by Russia.
Please find the report at http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2015/march/tradoc_153259.pdf