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WTO Releases New Edition of World Tarriff Profiles


October 16, 2008
By World Trade Organization

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October 16, 2008- The 2008 edition of World Tariff Profiles presents a comprehensive and
updated compilation of the main tariff indicators for the WTO's members
as well as for other countries and customs territories.

Numbers
play a fundamental role in key areas of trade negotiations. Perhaps more
than in any previous multilateral round of negotiations, tariffs and
formulas are at the core of the Doha negotiations.

World Tariff Profiles provides detailed data on the bound and applied
tariffs of WTO members. Information on each country's market access is
presented in summary tables — allowing cross-country comparisons — and in
country pages. These detail the levels of protection for domestic markets
and the protectionism encountered in the major export markets.

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This year's edition includes more detailed information on “exports to major
trading partners and duties faced”, with data provided for agricultural and
non-agricultural products. There are also two new technical annexes. The
first discusses the new Harmonized System and its impact on WTO members'
schedules while the second covers concessions on other duties and charges
for all WTO members.

World Tariff Profiles is a joint publication of the WTO, the United Nations
Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Trade
Centre (ITC).

Download a PDF of the Tariff Profiles


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