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Involved in Exporting? Find Tariff Information at the WTO.

07/09/2009 - 4:00pm

The World Trade Organization (WTO) just announced the Tariff Download Facility, a comprehensive database of WTO members' customs tariffs and, where available, imports. The data allows you to find tariff information by country, year and product, and includes the duty rates actually charged to import a product (applied rates) and the specific countries' committed maximum duty rates (bound rates).

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The USTR office of Market Access and Industrial Competitiveness works to tackle tariff and non-tariff issues facing U.S. manufacturers. Eliminating tariff and non-tariff barriers is part of this administration's goal to advance and defend the interests of American manufacturers and their workers by expanding export opportunities and strengthening enforcement of trade rules.

Currently, the United States has a trade-weighted average import duty rate of two percent on non-agricultural goods. Industrial tariffs are customs duties on non-agricultural merchandise imports, charged either by percentage of value or on a specific basis. Approximately 96 percent of U.S. merchandise imports are non-agricultural goods.

If you are involved with exporting, be sure to visit the WTO's Tariff Download Facility to see how tariffs vary from country to country and product to product. Also, let us know how our market access and industrial competitiveness office can help you by continuing to break down tariff barriers.