Includes information on average tariff rates and types that U.S. firms should be aware of when exporting to the market.
When products enter the EU, they need to be declared to customs according to their classification. A product’s classification can be found in the Combined Nomenclature (CN) databse. The CN databse is updated and published every year, and the latest version can be found on the European Commission’s website.
U.S. exports to the European Union enjoy an average tariff of just three percent. However, U.S. exporters should still consult “The Integrated Tariff of the Community”, referred to as TARIC (Tarif Intégré de la Communauté), to identify the various rules which apply to specific products being imported into the EU. To determine if a license is required for a particular product, check the TARIC.
The TARIC can be searched by country of origin, Harmonized System (HS) Code, or product description on the interactive website of the Directorate-General for Taxation and the Customs Union. The online TARIC is updated daily.
Key Link: TARIC