Includes information on average tariff rates and types that U.S. firms should be aware of when exporting to the market.
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 modifying applied duty rates 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/