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Industrial Tariffs

Diggers in a rowIndustrial goods encompass all non-agricultural goods and include products such as machinery, transportation equipment, minerals and metals, petroleum, chemicals, textiles and clothing, leather and footwear, wood products, and fish and fish products.

Industrial tariffs are customs duties on non-agricultural merchandise imports, levied either on an ad valorem basis (percentage of value) or on a specific basis (e.g., $1 per 100 pounds). The U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule contains 7,872 industrial tariff lines.

Approximately 96 percent of U.S. merchandise imports are industrial (non-agricultural) goods. The United States currently has a trade-weighted average import tariff rate of 2.0 percent on industrial goods. One-half of all industrial goods entering the United States enter duty free.

The Office of Market Access and Industrial Competitiveness (MAIC) is responsible for industrial tariff issues within USTR. This website has additional information on tariff schedules, customs classification, industrial tariffs in free trade agreements, and other tariff initiatives.

Related topics:

Customs Issues
Trade Law Enforcement
Free Trade Agreements
Non-Agricultural Market Access

Related documents:

WTO World Tariff Profiles 2008

Related links:

U.S. Trade Data
U.S. International Trade Commission
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
World Customs Organization