Includes information on average tariff rates and types that U.S. firms should be aware of when exporting to the market.
The Philippines has implemented the 2017 version of the ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN). The Philippines’ simple average Most Favored Nation (MFN) applied tariff rate was 6.2 percent in 2018. The Philippines’ simple average MFN applied tariff rate was 9.8 percent for agricultural products and 5.6 percent for non-agricultural products in 2018. The Philippines has bound 67 percent of its tariff lines in the World Trade Organization (WTO), with a simple average WTO bound tariff rate of 25.7 percent.
As a general 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 percent 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://tariffcommission.gov.ph/finder/.
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