Tariffs

Tariffs vary depending on the product type and market. Similar to import regulations, they're frequently revised and subject to change without notice. It's important to reconfirm tariffs before you start exporting.

Austrade provide up-to-date information on tariffs and regulations in your target market.

In general, products are identified by a system known as the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System or the Harmonized System (HS). The HS has been adopted as the basis for describing and classifying goods for customs purposes by most trading nations.

The Australia Government Free Trade Agreement Portal can help you determine your product's HS Code and find out if any tariffs apply.

Other useful resources

The Export Council of Australia offers an introductory course to the Principles of Tariff Classification. The course provides an overview of the World Custom's Organisation Harmonised System (HS) Convention.

The Certain Inputs to Manufacture (CIM) program provides import duty concessions on certain imported raw materials and intermediate goods.