Latin America & Caribbean Tariff Rates 1989-2021

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.
  • Latin America & Caribbean tariff rates for 2017 was 3.52%, a 2.24% decline from 2016.
  • Latin America & Caribbean tariff rates for 2016 was 5.76%, a 0.4% increase from 2015.
  • Latin America & Caribbean tariff rates for 2015 was 5.36%, a 1.31% increase from 2014.
  • Latin America & Caribbean tariff rates for 2014 was 4.05%, a 2.19% decline from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Applied, Weighted Mean, All Products (%)
South Asia 5.93%
Sub-Saharan Africa 5.67%
Latin America & Caribbean 3.52%
World 2.59%
East Asia & Pacific 2.53%
European Union 1.96%
Latin America & Caribbean Tariff Rates - Historical Data
Year Applied, Weighted Mean, All Products (%) Annual Change
2017 3.52% -2.24%
2016 5.76% 0.40%
2015 5.36% 1.31%
2014 4.05% -2.19%
2013 6.24% 0.68%
2012 5.56% -0.09%
2011 5.65% -0.33%
2010 5.98% 1.57%
2009 4.41% -0.03%
2008 4.44% -0.42%
2007 4.86% 0.12%
2006 4.74% -0.54%
2005 5.28% 0.06%
2004 5.22% -7.04%
2003 12.26% 5.00%
2002 7.26% -5.10%
2001 12.36% -0.59%
2000 12.95% 3.82%
1999 9.13% -3.92%
1998 13.05% 0.41%
1997 12.64% -0.23%
1996 12.87% 3.35%
1995 9.52% -2.71%
1994 12.23% -0.24%
1993 12.47% -1.17%
1992 13.64% 0.43%
1991 13.21% -5.74%
1990 18.95% -12.97%
1989 31.92% -12.97%