Tariff analysis database

Mar­ket Access Map is a sub­scrip­tion data­base that pro­vides up-to-date infor­ma­tion on WTO mem­ber economies’ ‘sched­uled’ and applied tar­iff rates in about 170 economies, includ­ing pref­er­en­tial rates and anti-dump­ing duties. Almost any busi­ness in a devel­op­ing coun­try can get free access thanks to inter­na­tion­al donors; oth­ers have to pay sub­scrip­tion rates around the $US1200 p.a. mark.

The train­ing guide at http://www.macmap.info that Inquit helped to build is, how­ev­er, free for all users. It will give you a pret­ty good idea of the pow­er of Mar­ket Access Map, espe­cial­ly for

  • mak­ing com­pet­i­tive tar­iff com­par­isons between mar­kets, and
  • sim­u­lat­ing the impact of a tar­iff-cut for­mu­la in the Doha Round of WTO negotiations

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