Industrial Tariffs

Industrial goods encompass all non-agricultural goods and include products such as machinery, autos and transportation equipment, information technology products, minerals and metals, petroleum, chemicals, textiles and clothing, leather and footwear, consumer goods, wood products, and fish and fish products.

Industrial tariffs are customs duties on non-agricultural merchandise imports, levied either on an ad valorem basis (percentage of value) or on a specific basis (e.g., $1 per 100 pounds).

Approximately 94 percent of U.S. merchandise imports by value are industrial (non-agricultural) goods. The United States currently has a trade-weighted average import tariff rate of 2.0 percent on industrial goods. One-half of all industrial goods imports enter the United States duty free.

The Office of Small Business, Market Access and Industrial Competitiveness (SBMAIC) is responsible for industrial tariff issues within USTR. This website has additional information on tariff schedules, customs classification, industrial tariffs in free trade agreements, and other tariff initiatives.

Related topics:

Customs Issues
Trade Law Enforcement
Free Trade Agreements

Related links:

U.S. Trade Data
U.S. International Trade Commission
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
World Customs Organization