Notes About the Data

Dominican Republic and Costa Rica – the U.S.-Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) entered into force for most of the Central American countries in 2006. However, the FTA did not enter into force for the Dominican Republic until March 1, 2007 and for Costa Rica until January 1, 2009. Under the terms of the agreement, the tariff reductions implemented by those countries were “caught up” as if they entered into force in 2006. This database reflects that.

NAFTA, Israel, Jordan—this database does not include tariff and trade data for the North American Free Trade Agreement, the U.S.-Israel FTA, and the U.S.-Jordan FTA. As of 2010, the tariff rates negotiated under these agreements have been fully implemented.

Product Coverage—currently the database includes tariff and trade information for industrial products. Work is ongoing to add agricultural and textile products to future versions of the database. Industrial products are largely defined as products not covered under the WTO Agreement on Agriculture and the WTO Agreement on Textiles and Clothing.

Tariff Nomenclature—the tariff information contained in this database includes the tariff nomenclature of the United States and its FTA partners at the time the individual agreements were negotiated. The database does not account for recent changes or updates to U.S. or FTA partner tariff nomenclatures. For the most up-to-date information on the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule, consult the U.S. International Trade Commission. For up-to-date information on FTA partner’s tariff schedules, consult the customs authorities of the FTA partner.

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