The World Trade Organization (WTO) website has enhanced its options for researching members’ customs duty rates and trade statistics. The new Tariff Analysis Online (TAO) draws on two databases to offer tariff rates on products defined at the highest level of detail, import statistics and the ability to analyze these interactively.
The tariffs in TAO are available at the level of “tariff line” (eight or more digits of the Harmonized System codes). At this level of detail, comparisons between countries are not always possible because countries do not always use the same code numbers to define products.
TAO provides options for looking up data and for analyzing it online, including tariffs, tariff quotas, imports and countries’ commitments on agricultural subsidies. The results can be viewed on screen or downloaded and printed.