An explanation as to why exporters need to consider tariff and port handling fees on a product's final cost. This information is part of "A Basic Guide to Exporting", provided by the U.S. Commercial Service, to assist companies in exporting.
Last Published: 10/20/2016

Because tariffs, port handling fees, and taxes can be high, it is very important for you to consider their effects on your product’s final cost. Typically, the importer pays the tariffs. Nevertheless, these costs will influence how much the buyer is willing to pay for your product. You can calculate tariffs and taxes for most commodities to most countries by signing up to use a special database on