WASHINGTON -- The Heritage Foundation today released the trade freedom scores from the “2020 Index of Economic Freedom” for 62 developing countries under consideration for assistance by the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation. Openness to trade and policies that promote integration into the global economy are vital ingredients for development progress.
Higher scores on a 0-100 scale indicate more trade freedom. Trade freedom scores for the remainder of countries ranked in the Index of Economic Freedom will be released upon publication of the 2020 edition of the Index early next year. The following table lists the 2020 Trade Freedom scores:
As Heritage’s scores clearly show, nations with more trade freedom have higher per-capita incomes, more food security, more political stability, less violence and terrorism, and a better track record protecting the environment.
Read Heritage's "2019 Index of Economic Freedom" here.