International Policy

The International Center on Regulation and Taxation at Tholos Foundation provides research on international regulatory and tax policy, and is dedicated to educating policy makers, taxpayers and third party groups around the world. We advocate for free-market, low-tax and pro-competitive policies in the United States and internationally, and apply our knowledge across a variety of fields to highlight regulatory and tax issues within different policy making processes. The Tholos International Center on Regulation and Taxation comments regularly on many issues regarding international taxation and regulatory or antitrust reform.

Some of the key focus areas have been and continue to be the new rise of digital taxes, anti-competitive antitrust reforms and regulatory policy especially concerning the digital marketplace:

  • International Trade Barrier Index —>
  • International Property Rights Index —>
  • IPSOS Swedish Vaping Polls —>
  • Swedish Vaping Infographic —>
  • IPSOS Netherlands Vaping Polls —>
  • Dutch Vaping Infographic —>
  • IPSOS Estonia Vaping Polls —>
  • Belgian Vaping Infographic —>
  • Report about the 2022 Thailand Policy Innovation Forum —>

Please contact Andreas Hellmann at [email protected] for more information. 

International Policy

2023 International Trade Barrier Index

KUALA LUMPUR, MY –– 5/10/2023 –– The Tholos Foundation today released the 2023 International Trade Barrier Index. Singapore, New Zealand, and Japan scored the top spots for trade liberalization. While Indonesia, Russia, and India ranked the worst for deploying the most trade barriers. The TBI measures direct and indirect trade barriers imposed by 88 countries affecting 72% of…

International Policy

Will Biden Defend America Against Europe’s Tax-Hungry Bureaucrats?

European nations and many other countries around the world have unilaterally departed from over 100 years of accepted tax principles and imposed discriminatory digital taxes on U.S. companies based on global revenue. These new taxes pose unprecedented dangers to tax competition, innovation, and American and European economic growth and will lead to a dramatic and irreversible shift for the international tax system.