Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Looking for statistics on tariffs? Bound and applied duties? For WTO Members and non-Members alike? World Tariff Profiles 2006 A Collaborative Project.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Looking for statistics on tariffs? Bound and applied duties? For WTO Members and non-Members alike? World Tariff Profiles 2006 A Collaborative Project."— Presentation transcript:

1 Looking for statistics on tariffs? Bound and applied duties? For WTO Members and non-Members alike? World Tariff Profiles 2006 A Collaborative Project of the WTO, ITC, and UNCTAD This new publication provides a comprehensive picture of bound and applied nominal tariff protection for some 150 countries and territories. The information on each country's market access situation is presented in the form of summary tables which facilitate cross-country comparisons and in country pages with disaggregations by sectors and duty ranges. In addition, a section in the country pages highlights the market access conditions faced in major export markets. A special effort has been undertaken by the International Trade Center (ITC) to convert nearly all of the non-ad valorem duties into ad valorem equivalents. The underlying methodological issues relating to this conversion as well as different aggregation methods for tariff averages and changes in tariff averages are discussed in an annex, which also provides all the technical notes. June 2007 | Price: 50 CHF English ISBN: | Español ISBN: | Français ISBN: A World Trade Organization Publication.

2 Contents Summary Tables All products, agricultural products, non-agricultural products Country Pages 151 countries/territories 3 sections Tariff and imports summary and distribution by duty ranges Tariff and imports by product groups Statistics on exports to major trading partners and duties faced Technical Annexes Technical articles Sources of data Glossary of terms

3 Sample Summary Table

4 Sample Country Table

5 Calendar year or start of fiscal year Share of Harmonized System (HS) six-digit subheadings containing at least one bound tariff line. Full binding coverage is indicated by 100 without further decimals. If some tariff lines are unbound but the result still rounds to 100 this is reflected by maintaining one decimal, i.e Simple average of the ad valorem or ad valorem equivalent (AVE) HS six-digit duty averages. Share of duty-free HS six-digit subheadings in the total number of subheadings in the product group. Partially duty-free subheadings are taken into account on a pro rata basis. Share of HS six-digit subheadings subject to non-ad valorem duties. When only part of the HS six-digit subheading is subject to non-ad valorem duties the percentage share of these tariff lines is used. Share of HS six-digit subheadings subject to ad valorem duties or AVEs greater than 15%. When only part of the HS six-digit subheading is covered by such duties, the calculation is done on a pro rata basis. Summary Table Statistics

6 Share of HS six-digit subheadings subject to ad valorem duties or AVEs greater than three times the national average. When only part of the HS six-digit subheading is covered by such duties, the calculation is done on a pro rata basis. Share of HS six-digit bound subheadings not yet implemented in When only part of the HS six-digit subheading is covered by such duties the calculation is made on a pro rata basis. Maximum tariff line level, ad valorem duty or AVE. Number of distinct duty rates. Non-ad valorem duties are always treated as distinct because AVE calculations would always yield distinct AVEs. For this indicator, however, duties not provided are not included in the count. Standard deviation of tariff line duty rates divided by the simple tariff line level average of all duty rates. Includes only ad valorem duties or AVEs. Total number of Most-favored nation (MFN) applied tariff lines. Summary Table Statistics

7 Simple average of MFN applied duties Simple average of final bound duties excluding unbound tariff lines HS six-digit MFN tariff averages weighted with HS six-digit import flows Part A1. Tariffs and imports: summary and duty ranges

8 For WTO Members, accession year is indicated. Share of HS six-digit subheadings containing at least one bound tariff line. The percentage share is also presented separately for non-agricultural (Non-AG) tariff lines. Full binding coverage is indicated by 100 without further decimals. If some tariff lines are unbound but the result still rounds to 100 this is reflected by maintaining one decimal, i.e Per cent of HS six-digit subheadings in the schedule of agricultural concession covered by tariff quotas. Partial coverage is taken into account on a pro rata basis. Per cent of HS six-digit subheadings in the schedule of agricultural concessions with at least one tariff line subject to Special Safeguards (SSG). Partial coverage is taken into account on a pro rata basis. WTO Member since1995 Binding coverage:Total 97.0 Non-Ag 96.5 Ag: Tariff quotas (in %) 1.2 Ag: Special safeguards (in % ) 1.2

9 Part A1. Tariffs and imports: summary and duty ranges For non-WTO Members there are no statistics related to bound duties nor to any other concessions. non-WTO Member Binding coverage:Total Non-Ag Ag: Tariff quotas (in %) Ag: Special safeguards (in % )

10 Frequency distribution Tariff lines and import values (in %) by sector for bound, MFN applied and corresponding Imports. Part A1. Tariffs and imports: summary and duty ranges The frequency distributions are based on the pro rata shares of tariff line level duties in the standard HS six-digit subheadings. Duty-free 0 <= 5 5 <= <= <= <= <= 100 > 100 Non ad valorem

11 Part A2. Tariffs and imports by product groups For product groups by Multilateral trade negotiations (MTN) Categories:

12 Part B. Export to major trading partners and duties faced For top six major export destinations: Diversification HS two-digit - number of HS chapters with trade flows after exclusion of 5 % of smallest bilateral tariff line trade flows. HS six-digit - number of HS subheadings with trade flows after exclusion of 5 % of smallest bilateral tariff line trade flows. Simple and weighted MFN averages based on tariff lines with imports. Preferential margin Trade-weighted average difference between the MFN duty and the most advantageous preferential duty. Tariff lines where either MFN or preferential duties cannot be expressed in ad valorem terms have been excluded.

13 Technical annexes Technical Papers Tariff aggregation methods – what are the implications Methodology for the estimation of non-ad valorem tariffs Data Sources Glossary of tariff and trade-related terms

14 Mail this Order Form to: WTO Publications Sales World Trade Organization Centre William Rappard Rue de Lausanne Geneva 21 Switzerland Order Online: Tel Fax Or visit: The WTO Bookshop in Geneva Located at the Centre William Rappard Open Monday-Friday 8:30-13:00 & 14:00-17:30 Tel Order Form


Download ppt "Looking for statistics on tariffs? Bound and applied duties? For WTO Members and non-Members alike? World Tariff Profiles 2006 A Collaborative Project."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google