Includes information on average tariff rates and types that U.S. firms should be aware of when exporting to the market.
Last Published: 6/22/2017
Imported goods in Tunisia can be subject to tariff rates as high as 200%, depending on the product. The 2016 Finance Law simplified and lowered tariffs on certain products. Raw materials, semi-finished products, and equipment originally subject to 15% and 10% rates are now exempt from customs duties. Consumer products, with the exception of agricultural products, experienced tariff reductions from 30% and 27% to 20%. Goods are also subject to a customs formality fee, currently amounting to 3% of the total duties paid on the import. Certain imports are also subject to a value added tax (VAT). Tunisia's basic VAT rates are 18%, 12%, and 6%, with the majority of goods covered by the 18% rate. Tunisia calculates VAT on the base price of the goods plus any import duties, surcharges, and consumption taxes. A consumption tax is applicable to certain imported and similar locally produced items. Rates can vary from 10% to as high as 150%. The highest rates are applicable to luxury items.

Automobiles with large engine capacity also carry a high consumption tax, with rates up to 277% for gasoline-fueled engines and 360% for diesel-fueled engines. Luxury cars currently enter Tunisia through the parallel market, however, and are available for sale at well below the official distributors' prices.

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