Basic customs duties
If your company is considering exporting, this section helps you find out which import duties and other costs you could face. It does not provide product-specific information. For that, you should use the product search function.
When a product is traded internationally, a customs duty or customs tariff will often apply.
It is also possible that anti-dumping, countervailing duties or safeguard measures will apply to your product.
To find out which of these duties or measures apply to your good, it is necessary first to determine the correct tariff or product code.
Preferential tariff quotas
Such quotas are commonly found in trade agreements and preferential arrangements between countries or trading blocs. Please refer to the Markets section for more detail on quotas in place for your product.
Where trade agreements define a gradual dismantling of duties on particular product lines, My Trade Assistant can help you identify the future development of duties for your product. You can also consult the tariff dismantling schedules (for the EU or for the trade partner) directly in the trade agreement (links to the legal texts are included in the Markets section).
Customs Valuation refers to calculating the economic value of goods declared for entry at the border. Having a standard set of rules for establishing these goods' value is of great importance for several reasons.
For more information on how customs value is calculated in the EU, see here.
While common rules are in place for customs valuation in the EU, valuation practices in may vary from one country to another. EU trade agreements often contain principles of trade facilitation and may include alignment with the EU Customs Code.