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Which countries have the lowest import tariffs?

Geoff Riley

31st July 2017

Our friends at Trade New Analysis provide the answer with this handy chart for use in the economics classroom

The data comes from the World Trade Organisation and their latest World Tariff Profiles for 2017 which provides information on the tariffs and non-tariff measures imposed by over 170 countries.

Hong Kong and Singapore along with Macao have the lowest import tariffs.

New Zealand has among the lowest import tariffs in the world: 2% on average

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Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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