Tariff Information by Country

This section provides information on foreign customs tariff for Canadian exporters. If you do not know the HS code of the product to be exported, please refer to the Canadian Export Classification from Statistics Canada or contact the Canada Border Services Agency at 1-800-461-9999 before searching for tariff information. If you are importing goods into Canada, please consult the most recent Canadian Customs Tariff.

Click on the first letter of the country or territory for which you would like to obtain customs tariff information.

If a country or territory is not listed, please contact, via e-mail, the Tariffs and Goods Market Access Division of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada.

Note: unlike in North America where FOB (Free On Board) is the base value for calculating duties, most countries use the CIF (Cost, Insurance, Freight) value. A value-added tax (VAT) may also be applied.

Additional references:

Disclaimer: the Government of Canada assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information from external links. It is recommended to check with your customs broker prior to shipment.

Algeria

Tariff schedule available from the Direction Générale des Douanes Algériennes (French only).

Angola

Tariff database available from COTECNA.

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda applies duties based on the Caribbean Community’s Common External Tariff available from the Saint Kitts and Nevis Customs Department.

Argentina

Tariff schedule (2007) available from the International Customs Tariffs Bureau.

Once on the website, indicate language required; while on the homepage, select tariffs; on the tariff consult page, the country for which the tariff is required . Once this has been completed, press the Consult tariff button in the same box. A pdf file is then downloaded with the requested tariff information.

Australia

Tariff schedule available from Australian Customs Services.

Austria

Austria applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Azerbaijan

Tariff schedule available from the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan.

Bahamas

Tariff schedule is available from Bahamas Customs.

Bahrain

Bahrain applies a five-stage tariff system: 5% on food and non-luxury products, 7.5% on consumer goods, 20% on cars and boats, 70% on cigarettes and tobacco products, and 125% on alcohol.

Bangladesh

Tariff database available from COTECNA.

Barbados

Barbados applies duties based on the Caribbean Community’s Common External Tariff available from the Saint Kitts and Nevis Customs Department.

Belarus

Belarus applies the Unified Customs Tariff of the Eurasian Economic Community (available only in Russian). Please note that Canada applies controls on exportations to Belarus. For additional information, please visit our page on export controls.

Belgium

Belgium applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Belize

Tariff Information available from the Belize Customs and Excise Department.

Benin

Benin applies the West African Economic and Monetary Union’s Common External Tariff available from IZF (French only).

Bermuda

Tariff database available from Customs Bermuda.

Bolivia

Tariff schedule (2006) available from the International Customs Tariffs Bureau.

Once on the website, indicate language required; while on the homepage, select tariffs; on the tariff consult page, the country for which the tariff is required . Once this has been completed, press the Consult tariff button in the same box. A pdf file is then downloaded with the requested tariff information.

Brazil

A list of import taxes and product description organized by H.S. code is available at the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and International Trade website (in Portuguese only). Click at TEC em excel português - códigos, descrição e alíquotas to open the Excel document.

Bulgaria

Bulgaria applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso applies the West African Economic and Monetary Union’s Common External Tariff available from IZF (French only).

Burundi

Burundi applies the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Tariff: 0% for capital goods and raw materials, 10% for intermediate products, and 25% for finished products.

Cambodia

Tariff information available from the Cambodia Customs & Excise Department.

Cameroon

Cameroon applies the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa’s Common External Tariff available from IZF (French only).

Central African Republic

The Central African Republic applies the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa’s Common External Tariff available from IZF (French only).

Chad

Chad applies the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa’s Common External Tariff available from IZF (French only).

Chile

All originating products from Canada currently enter Chile duty-free with the exception of the following (July 2009):

Table of Products

ItemCurrent Tariff
Beef, Prepared poultry products6% over-quota tariff until January 1st 2012
Sugar6% tariff until January 1st 2013
Milling wheat and wheat flour6% tariff until January 1st 2014

Colombia

Tariff schedule (2006) available from the International Customs Tariffs bureau.

Comoros

Comoros applies the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’s Common External Tariff of 0% for capital goods and raw materials, 10% for intermediate products, and 25% for finished products.

Congo

Congo applies the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa’s Common External Tariff available from IZF (French only).

Congo, Democratic Republic

The Democratic Republic of Congo applies the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’s Common External Tariff of 0% for capital goods and raw materials, 10% for intermediate products, and 25% for finished products.

Costa Rica

Tariff database available from the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (Spanish only). Type the HS code in the “Partida” box then click “Buscar”. Please note that Canada has signed a Free Trade Agreement with Costa Rica thus a zero or lower rate of duty may apply.

Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire applies the West African Economic and Monetary Union’s Common External Tariff available from IZF (French only).

Croatia

Croatia applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Cuba

Tariff schedule (2008) (PDFNote *, 2.65 MB)available from the International Customs Tariffs Bureau.

Cyprus

Cyprus applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Denmark

Denmark applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Dominican Republic

Direccion General de Aduanas provides tariff information for the Dominican Republic.

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Djibouti

Djibouti applies the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’s Common External Tariff of 0% for capital goods and raw materials, 10% for intermediate products, and 25% for finished products.

Dominica

Dominica applies duties based on the Caribbean Community’s Common External Tariff available from the Saint Kitts and Nevis Customs Department.

Ecuador

Tariff database available online from COTECNA.

Egypt

Tariff schedule (2007) (PDFNote *, 2.02 MB) available from the International Customs Tariffs Bureau.

Once on the website, indicate language required; while on the homepage, select tariffs; on the tariff consult page, the country for which the tariff is required . Once this has been completed, press the Consult tariff button in the same box. A pdf file is then downloaded with the requested tariff information.

El Salvador

Tariff database available from the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (Spanish only). Type the HS code in the “Partida” box then click “Buscar”.

Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea applies the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa’s Common External Tariff available from IZF (French only).

Eritrea

Eritrea applies the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’s Common External Tariff of 0% for capital goods and raw materials, 10% for intermediate products, and 25% for finished products.

Estonia

Estonia applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia applies the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’s Common External Tariff of 0% for capital goods and raw materials, 10% for intermediate products, and 25% for finished products.

Finland

Finland applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

France

France applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Gabon

Gabon applies the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa’s Common External Tariff available from IZF (French only).

Germany

Germany applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Greece

Greece applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Grenada

Grenada applies duties based on the Caribbean Community’s Common External Tariff available from the Saint Kitts and Nevis Customs Department.

Guatemala

Tariff database available from the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (Spanish only). Type the HS code in the “Partida” box then click “Buscar”.

Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau applies the West African Economic and Monetary Union’s Common External Tariff available from IZF (French only).

Guyana

Guyana applies duties based on the Caribbean Community’s Common External Tariff available from the Saint Kitts and Nevis Customs Department.

Honduras

Tariff database available from the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (Spanish only). Type the HS code in the “Partida” box then click “Buscar”.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong only applies tariffs on liquors, tobacco, gasoline and methyl alcohol. Rates of duty available from the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department.

Hungary

Hungary applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Iceland

Tariff schedule available from the Directorate of Customs of Iceland.  Please note that Canada has signed a Free Trade Agreement with Iceland (effective July 1, 2009) thus a zero or lower rate of duty may apply.

India

Tariff schedule available from the India Central Board of Excise and Customs.

Ireland

Ireland applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Israel

Tariff database available from the Israel Tax Authority. Please note that Canada has signed a Free Trade Agreement with Israel thus a zero or lower rate of duty may apply.

Italy

Italy applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Jamaica

Jamaica applies duties based on the Caribbean Community’s Common External Tariff available from the Saint Kitts and Nevis Customs Department.

Japan

Tariff schedule available from Japan Customs.

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan applies the Unified Customs Tariff of the Eurasian Economic Community (available only in Russian).

Kenya

Kenya applies the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’s Common External Tariff of 0% for capital goods and raw materials, 10% for intermediate products, and 25% for finished products.

Kosovo

Tariff schedule available from Kosova Customs.

Kuwait

Kuwait applies a 5% duty on most products except tobacco products for which there is a 70% rate of duty.

Latvia

Latvia applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Lebanon

Tariff schedule available from the Lebanese Customs.

Libya

Libya applies the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’s Common External Tariff of 0% for capital goods and raw materials, 10% for intermediate products, and 25% for finished products.

Lithuania

Lithuania applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Luxembourg

Luxembourg applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Madagascar

Madagascar applies the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’s Common External Tariff of 0% for capital goods and raw materials, 10% for intermediate products, and 25% for finished products.

Malawi

Malawi applies the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’s Tariff of 0% for capital goods and raw materials, 10% for intermediate products, and 25% for finished products.

Malaysia

Tariff database available from the Royal Malaysian Customs.

Mali

Mali applies the West African Economic and Monetary Union’s Common External Tariff available from IZF (French only).

Malta

Malta applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Mauritrius

Mauritrius applies the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’s Common External Tariff of 0% for capital goods and raw materials, 10% for intermediate products, and 25% for finished products.

Mexico

Tariff database available from the Ministry of the Economy (Spanish only). Please look for the “Canadá” rate since Canada has signed a Free Trade Agreement with Mexico.

Morocco

Tariff schedule available from the Administration des Douanes et Impôts Indirects du Maroc (French only).

Netherlands

The Netherlands apply the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

New Caledonia

Tariff database availble from New Caledonia Customs (French only).

New Zealand

Tariff schedule available from the New Zealand Customs Service.

Nicaragua

Tariff database available from the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (Spanish only). Type the HS code in the “Partida” box then click “Buscar”.

Niger

Niger applies the West African Economic and Monetary Union’s Common External Tariff available from IZF (French only).

Nigeria

Tariff database available from COTECNA.

Norway

Tariff database available from the Norwegian Customs.  Please note that Canada has signed a Free Trade Agreement with Norway (effective July 1, 2009) thus a zero or lower rate of duty may apply.

Oman

Oman applies a 5% duty on most products except for some luxury items which face a 20% rate of duty; and alcohol, tobacco, limes and pork products which face a 100% duty.

Pakistan

Tariff schedule available from the Federal Board of Revenue of Pakistan.

Panama

Tariff schedule (2008) (PDFNote *, 1.78 MB) available from the International Customs Tariffs Bureau (Spanish only).

Once on the website, indicate language required; while on the homepage, select tariffs; on the tariff consult page, the country for which the tariff is required . Once this has been completed, press the Consult tariff button in the same box. A pdf file is then downloaded with the requested tariff information.

Peru

Tariff database available from the National Superintendent of Tax Administration (Spanish only). Type the HS code in the “Codigo” box then click “Consultar”.

Poland

Poland applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Portugal

Portugal applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Qatar

Qatar applies a 5% duty on most products except for tobacco products which face a 100% rate of duty.

Romania

Romania applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Russia

Russia applies the Unified Customs Tariff of the Eurasian Economic Community (available only in Russian).

Rwanda

Rwanda applies the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’s Common External Tariff of 0% for capital goods and raw materials, 10% for intermediate products, and 25% for finished products.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Tariff schedule available from the Saint Kitts and Nevis Customs Department. Please note that Saint Kitts and Nevis apply duties based on the Carribean Community’s Common External Tariff.

Saint Lucia

Tariff database available from Saint Lucia Customs and Excise. Please note that Saint Lucia applies duties based on the Carribean Community’s Common External Tariff.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadies

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines apply duties based on the Caribbean Community’s Common External Tariff available from the Saint Kitts and Nevis Customs Department.

Saudi Arabia

Tariff schedule available from Saudi Customs.

Senegal

Senegal applies the West African Economic and Monetary Union’s Common External Tariff available from IZF (French only).

Serbia

Tariff schedule (2008) (PDFNote *, 3.29 MB)available from the International Customs Tariffs Bureau.

Once on the website, indicate language required; while on the homepage, select tariffs; on the tariff consult page, the country for which the tariff is required . Once this has been completed, press the Consult tariff button in the same box. A pdf file is then downloaded with the requested tariff information.

Seychelles

The Seychelles apply the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’s Common External Tariff of 0% for capital goods and raw materials, 10% for intermediate products, and 25% for finished products.

Singapore

Singapore only applies tariffs on alcohol, tobacco, gasoline and motor vehicles. Rates of duty available from Singapore Customs.

Slovakia

Slovakia applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Slovenia

Slovenia applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

South Africa

Tariff schedule available from the International Customs Tariffs Bureau.

Once on the website, indicate language required; while on the homepage, select tariffs; on the tariff consult page, the country for which the tariff is required . Once this has been completed, press the Consult tariff button in the same box. A pdf file is then downloaded with the requested tariff information.

South Korea

Tariff database available from the Korea Customs Service.

Spain

Spain applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Sri Lanka

Tariff database available from Sri Lanka Customs.

Sudan

Sudan applies the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’s Common External Tariff of 0% for capital goods and raw materials, 10% for intermediate products, and 25% for finished products.

Suriname

Suriname applies duties based on the Caribbean Community’s Common External Tariff available from the Saint Kitts and Nevis Customs Department.

Swaziland

Swaziland applies the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’s Common External Tariff of 0% for capital goods and raw materials, 10% for intermediate products, and 25% for finished products.

Sweden

Sweden applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

Switzerland

Tariff database available from the Federal Customs Administration of Switzerland.  Please note that Canada has signed a Free Trade Agreement with Switzerland (effective July 1, 2009) thus a zero or lower rate of duty may apply.

Syria

Tariff database available from Syrian Customs.

Taiwan

Tariff database available from Taiwan’s Directorate General of Customs.

Tanzania

Tariff database available from COTECNA.

Thailand

Tariff database available from the Customs Department of Thailand.

Togo

Togo applies the West African Economic and Monetary Union’s Common External Tariff available from IZF (French only).

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago apply duties based on the Caribbean Community’s Common External Tariff available from the Saint Kitts and Nevis Customs Department.

Tunisia

Tariff schedule (2008) available from the International Customs Tariffs Bureau.

Once on the website, indicate language required; while on the homepage, select tariffs; on the tariff consult page, the country for which the tariff is required . Once this has been completed, press the Consult tariff button in the same box. A pdf file is then downloaded with the requested tariff information.

Turkey

Tariff schedule is available from the Ministry of Economy of Turkey (available only in Turkish).

Uganda

Uganda applies the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’s Common External Tariff of 0% for capital goods and raw materials, 10% for intermediate products, and 25% for finished products.

United Arab Emirates

Tariff information available from Abu Dhabi Customs.

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom applies the European Union’s Common External Tariff available from the European Commission.

United States

Tariff schedule available from the United States International Trade Commission. Please note that Canada has signed a Free Trade Agreement with the United States thus the “Special” rate of duty applies when “CA” is listed.

Vietnam

Tariff database available from Vietnam Customs.

Zambia

Zambia applies the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’s Common External Tariff of 0% for capital goods and raw materials, 10% for intermediate products, and 25% for finished products.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe applies the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Common External Tariff of 0% for capital goods and raw materials, 10% for intermediate products, and 25% for finished products.

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