Sao Tome and Principe - Country Commercial Guide
Import Tariffs
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Import tariffs in São Tomé and Príncipe follow the outline below:

There are no import tariffs for milk and wheat. In May 2022, the government decided to exempt all taxes and import tariffs for wood importers as a means of mitigating tree felling and related deforestation.

Common External Tariff – 5 percent for Category One products (e.g., basic products), 10 percent for Category Two (e.g., raw materials), 20 percent for Category Three (e.g., intermediate products such as most food and cosmetics). Alcoholic drinks (beer, wine and spirits drinks) are under the Category Three, with a 20 percent tariff.  In addition, these products have surcharges that varies between 50 percent, 80 percent and 110 percent. The tax for alcoholic drinks is charged by liter (spirits $1.4/liter; wine $0.47/liter, and beer $0.28/liter).

In addition, port fees, expenses with customs officers, brokers and in some cases with phytosanitary authorities are required. In case of vehicle import, there is an additional registration fee.