South Africa Tariff Rates 1988-2021

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.
  • South Africa tariff rates for 2018 was 4.32%, a 0.29% decline from 2017.
  • South Africa tariff rates for 2017 was 4.61%, a 0.1% increase from 2016.
  • South Africa tariff rates for 2016 was 4.51%, a 0.13% increase from 2015.
  • South Africa tariff rates for 2015 was 4.38%, a 0.51% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Applied, Weighted Mean, All Products (%)
Fiji 16.34%
Maldives 11.39%
Belize 11.08%
Samoa 10.85%
Suriname 10.54%
Nauru 10.51%
Algeria 9.98%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 8.92%
Venezuela 8.87%
Brazil 7.95%
Ecuador 7.35%
Paraguay 4.98%
South Africa 4.32%
Dominican Republic 4.20%
Guyana 3.74%
Russia 3.51%
China 3.39%
Colombia 3.28%
Bosnia 2.76%
Turkey 2.50%
Kazakhstan 2.37%
North Macedonia 1.94%
Costa Rica 1.80%
Bulgaria 1.69%
Romania 1.69%
Belarus 1.65%
Mexico 1.21%
Lebanon 1.05%
Albania 1.02%
Namibia 1.00%
Mauritius 0.81%
Peru 0.71%
Botswana 0.33%
South Africa Tariff Rates - Historical Data
Year Applied, Weighted Mean, All Products (%) Annual Change
2018 4.32% -0.29%
2017 4.61% 0.10%
2016 4.51% 0.13%
2015 4.38% 0.51%
2014 3.87% -0.28%
2013 4.15% -0.07%
2012 4.22% -0.17%
2011 4.39% -0.20%
2010 4.59% 0.27%
2009 4.32% 0.42%
2008 3.90% -0.91%
2007 4.81% -0.48%
2006 5.29% -0.35%
2005 5.64% 0.35%
2004 5.29% 0.14%
2003 5.15% 0.20%
2002 4.95% -0.15%
2001 5.10% -0.17%
2000 5.27% -0.20%
1999 5.47% -0.52%
1997 5.99% -2.28%
1996 8.27% -5.18%
1993 13.45% 2.13%
1991 11.32% 0.82%
1990 10.50% -2.89%
1988 13.39% -2.89%