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EU: External Tariff

Volume 711: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the European Union's current average external tariff.[HL3307]

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) estimates that the EU's simple average applied external tariff in 2007 was 5.2 per cent. On a trade weighted basis, the WTO estimates that the EU's average applied tariff was 3.0 per cent in 2006. This does not include any trade preferences given through free trade agreements and the EU's generalised system of preferences.