The growing integration of businesses in the global economy, poses new challenges and the need of constant attention to factors affecting their competitiveness. Among them, the costs of context stand out. Costs of context are negative effects resulting from rules, procedures, actions or omissions, that hinder businesses, and that are not attributable to the investor, its business or organization. Statistics Portugal launched the - innovative and differentiating - Business Cost of Contexts Survey (IaCC), with the main purpose of assessing these negative effects. This publication synthesizes the results of this Survey.