Binding Tariff Agreements

Binding tariff information can only be requested for import or export transactions that are actually intended for EU import or export. Here import and export also refer to special procedures. Instead, the various countries listed their commitments in the timetables attached to the DemRake Protocol on the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade of 1994. This is the legally binding agreement on reduced tariffs. Since then, additional commitments have been made under the 1997 Information Technology Agreement. The rate payable – and all related requirements, such as Z.B. import/export certificates – depends on the tariff classification applicable to the product. Most tariff reductions in industrialized countries were phased in in more than five years from 1 January 1995. The result is a 40% reduction in tariffs on manufactured goods from an average of 6.3% to 3.8%. The value of imported industrial products, processed duty-free in industrialized countries, will increase from 20% to 44%.

Related tariffs are specific commitments made by the various WTO member governments. The linked tariff is the maximum level of MFN fares for a given position. When countries join the WTO or when WTO members negotiate the level of tariffs, they enter into agreements on indexed tariffs and not on the rates actually applied. A mandatory tariff information (BTI) decision is a written tariff classification of your products. This is not a legal requirement, but there is the certainty that your goods have the right code of goods and: tariffs on all agricultural products are now linked. Almost all import restrictions that have not taken the form of tariffs such as quotas have been converted to tariffs, a procedure known as tariffs. This has made markets much more predictable for agriculture. Previously, more than 30% of agricultural products faced quotas or import restrictions. The first step in pricing was to replace these restrictions with rates that represented roughly the same level of protection. Then, more than six years between 1995 and 2000, these tariffs were gradually reduced (the reduction period for developing countries ends in 2005). Agricultural market access obligations also remove previous import bans on certain products. Here you will find all customs duties, customs procedures and formalities, product requirements for the EU market, for each product – including special conditions granted under trade agreements.

RTC decisions are classification decisions adopted by customs administrations in the various Member States. They are legally binding throughout the European Union (EU). Some countries impose higher tariffs on countries that are not part of the WTO. In rare cases, WTO or GATT members have invoked the “non-application clause” of the WTO/GATT agreements and have decided not to extend the treatment of MFN to other countries.