China Tariff Rates 1992-2022

Weighted mean applied tariff is the average of effectively applied rates weighted by the product import shares corresponding to each partner country. Data are classified using the Harmonized System of trade at the six- or eight-digit level. Tariff line data were matched to Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3 codes to define commodity groups and import weights. To the extent possible, specific rates have been converted to their ad valorem equivalent rates and have been included in the calculation of weighted mean tariffs. Import weights were calculated using the United Nations Statistics Division's Commodity Trade (Comtrade) database. Effectively applied tariff rates at the six- and eight-digit product level are averaged for products in each commodity group. When the effectively applied rate is unavailable, the most favored nation rate is used instead.
  • China tariff rates for 2019 was 2.53%, a 0.86% decline from 2018.
  • China tariff rates for 2018 was 3.39%, a 0.44% decline from 2017.
  • China tariff rates for 2017 was 3.83%, a 0.29% increase from 2016.
  • China tariff rates for 2016 was 3.54%, a 0.98% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Applied, Weighted Mean, All Products (%)
Fiji 23.97%
Maldives 18.39%
Bosnia 17.89%
St. Lucia 16.70%
Nauru 15.59%
Iran 15.43%
Gabon 14.50%
Azerbaijan 11.98%
Belize 11.17%
Grenada 10.79%
Venezuela 10.19%
Algeria 9.99%
Guyana 9.55%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 8.84%
Suriname 8.72%
Cuba 8.54%
Ecuador 8.11%
Brazil 7.97%
South Africa 5.37%
Russia 5.34%
Paraguay 4.98%
Armenia 4.09%
Lebanon 3.33%
Turkey 3.13%
Colombia 2.92%
Belarus 2.82%
China 2.53%
Kazakhstan 2.32%
North Macedonia 1.94%
Bulgaria 1.84%
Romania 1.84%
Costa Rica 1.62%
Namibia 1.10%
Mauritius 1.10%
Albania 1.02%
Montenegro 0.99%
Botswana 0.96%
Peru 0.73%
China Tariff Rates - Historical Data
Year Applied, Weighted Mean, All Products (%) Annual Change
2019 2.53% -0.86%
2018 3.39% -0.44%
2017 3.83% 0.29%
2016 3.54% -0.98%
2015 4.52% -0.22%
2014 4.74% -1.25%
2011 5.99% 1.34%
2010 4.65% 0.71%
2009 3.94% -0.53%
2008 4.47% -0.60%
2007 5.07% 0.82%
2006 4.25% -0.62%
2005 4.87% -1.09%
2004 5.96% -0.52%
2003 6.48% -1.24%
2002 7.72% -6.39%
2001 14.11% -0.56%
2000 14.67% 0.21%
1999 14.46% -1.04%
1998 15.50% -0.32%
1997 15.82% -3.94%
1996 19.76% -8.17%
1994 27.93% -2.36%
1993 30.29% -1.88%
1992 32.17% -1.88%