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PEST Analysis: Political/Legal Environment

This guide identifies resources to use in a PEST Analysis for assessing the dynamics of the international business environment and its corresponding opportunities and threats.

A key factor to asses in the political environment is the stability of the local government. Examine the country's policies toward business, including factors such as trade and tariff policy, tax structure, anti-trust and competition regulations, union power and consumer protection laws.

Political Conditions

Business Law & Policy

Tax Policy

Trade Policy

Trade with the United States