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FAQ: Tariffs

How can I determine the tariff rate for my product?

Is there a tariff (duty) that applies to my product in a foreign country?

How can I determine the tariff rate for my product?

Step 1: Determine your HS or Schedule B Number

Step 2: Determine Tariff Rates

For Assistance

  • After you have identified the Schedule B number, if you need assistance obtaining foreign import fee, duty, and tax information please call the Trade Information Center at 1-800-USA-TRADE.
  • To obtain duty and tax information, you may also e-mail a tariff inquiry (you must include the HS number) to the Trade Information Center at tic@ita.doc.gov or fax us at (202) 482-4473.

Is there a tariff (duty) that applies to my product in a foreign country?

Tariff and tax information is available from the Internet, private sources, and from the federal government. For official rates, it is always best to contact customs authorities in the country to which a product will be exported. For example, if a product is being exported from the United States to France, French customs authorities should be contacted for official tariff and tax information. The TIC can provide unofficial, estimated tariff duty and tax rates for non-agricultural products for certain countries, as well as contact information for foreign customs authorities.

General information about taxes and tariffs is available on the Export.gov website.

In order to determine a specific tariff, you must first classify your product according to its Harmonized System (HS) number.

Note: The U.S. Government cannot provide tariff rates for products shipped from one country outside the United States to another (i.e., from France to Brazil). To obtain rates for these shipments, please call customs office of the importing countries.

For further assistance, please contact the Trade Information Center:

Tel: 1-800-USA-TRAD(E) (1-800-872-8723)
Fax: (202) 482-4473
E-mail: tic@mail.doc.gov
Internet: http://www.export.gov


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