Includes information on average tariff rates and types that U.S. firms should be aware of when exporting to the market.
The Philippines implemented the 2017 version of the ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN). The Philippines’ simple average Most Favored Nation (MFN) applied tariff rate was 6.1% in 2019. The Philippines’ simple average MFN applied tariff rate was 9.8% for agricultural products and 5.5% for non-agricultural products in 2019. The Philippines bound 66.9% of its tariff lines in the World Trade Organization (WTO), with a simple average final bound tariff rate of 25.7%.
As a rule, imported manufactured goods competing with locally produced goods face higher tariffs than those without local competition. The Philippines cites domestic and global economic developments to justify the modification of applied rates of duty for certain products to protect local producers.
The Philippines eliminated tariffs on approximately 99% of all goods from ASEAN trading partners under the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) agreement. For more information about the country’s free trade agreements, see section on “Trade Agreements.” Philippine tariff schedules are available at http://finder.tariffcommission.gov.ph/.
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