Includes information on average tariff rates and types that U.S. firms should be aware of when exporting to the market.
Last Published: 7/12/2017

The Philippines’ simple average most favored nation (MFN) tariff was 7.1 percent in 2016.  Six percent of its applied tariffs are 20 percent or higher.  All agricultural tariffs and about 60 percent of non-agricultural tariff lines are bound under the Philippines’ WTO commitments.  The simple average bound tariff in the Philippines is 23.5 percent.
 
As a general rule, imported manufactured goods competing with locally produced goods face higher tariffs than those without local competition. The Philippine Government cites domestic and global economic developments to justify the modification of applied rates of duty for certain products to protect local producers in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors.
 
The Philippines eliminated tariffs on approximately 99 percent of all goods from ASEAN trading partners as a commitment 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: the Philippine Tariff Finder.
 
 
Contact for import tariffs:
Ms. Marilo P. Mendoza, Chairperson
Tariff Commission
5th Floor, Philippine Heart Center
Medical Arts Building
East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: (632) 926-8731; 928-8419
Fax: (632) 921-7960
E-mail: info@tariffcommission.gov.ph

 

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