Philippines - Country Commercial Guide
Import Tariff
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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 2022.  The Philippines’ simple average MFN applied tariff rate was 9.8% for agricultural products and 5.5% for non-agricultural products in 2022.  The Philippines bound 67.6% of its tariff lines in the World Trade Organization (WTO), with a simple average final bound tariff rate of 24.9%.

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.  Under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, the Philippines retained zero tariff rates or existing MFN rates for 98.1% of all goods from China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, and ASEAN trading partners.  For more information about the country’s free trade agreements, see section on “Trade Agreements.” Philippine tariff schedules are available at


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