WTO publishes 2021 edition of World Tariff Profiles

The World Trade Organization (WTO) published the 2021 edition of World Tariff Profiles, which provides comprehensive information on the tariffs and non-tariff measures imposed by over 170 countries and customs territories.

It is a joint publication of the WTO, the International Trade Centre and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Summary tables allow cross-country comparisons while one-page profiles for each economy provide more detailed data, with tariffs broken down by product groups. Each profile also shows the tariffs levied on its exports by its main trading partners. A summary table provides import and export profiles for each economy. Statistics on non-tariff measures by economy and product group complement the data on tariffs.

The special topic for the 2021 issue is a chapter on the use of non-tariff measures (NTMs). The chapter reveals that almost 60 per cent of imported products need to comply with at least one NTM. In terms of trade value, almost 80 per cent of imported goods are subject to NTMs.

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