Includes information on average tariff rates and types that U.S. firms should be aware of when exporting to the market.
Last Published: 11/27/2018

The Philippines is a signatory to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and has lifted quantitative restrictions (QRs) on imports of food products except for rice.  Tariff-Rate Quotas (TRQs) still remain on a number of sensitive products such as corn, poultry meat, pork, sugar, and coffee.  Minimum Access Volumes (MAV) have been established for these commodities.

Sanitary and phytosanitary import clearances that serve as import licenses are required prior to the importation of all agricultural commodities, including feeds, live animals, meat and poultry products, plant and plant products, seafood, and fishery items.  In addition, a minimum access volume certificate is required for products entering at the lower in-quota duty such as pork, poultry, corn, coffee, and coffee extract.  In all cases, imported meat, fish, and produce require a registered importer to receive the shipment.

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Philippines Tariff Rate Quotas Import Duties