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Country vs country: Japan and United States compared: Economy > Trade > Tariffs stats

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  • Binding coverage > All products: Binding coverage is the percentage of product lines with an agreed bound rate. Bound rates result from trade negotiations incorporated into a country's schedule of concessions and are thus enforceable.
  • Binding coverage > Manufactured products: Binding coverage is the percentage of product lines with an agreed bound rate. Bound rates result from trade negotiations incorporated into a country's schedule of concessions and are thus enforceable. Manufactured products are commodities classified in SITC revision 3 sections 5-8 excluding division 68.
  • Binding coverage > Primary products: Binding coverage is the percentage of product lines with an agreed bound rate. Bound rates result from trade negotiations incorporated into a country's schedule of concessions and are thus enforceable. Primary products are commodities classified in SITC revision 3 sections 0-4 plus division 68 (nonferrous metals).
  • Bound rate > Simple mean > Primary products: Simple mean bound rate is the unweighted average of all the lines in the tariff schedule in which bound rates have been set. Bound rates result from trade negotiations incorporated into a country's schedule of concessions and are thus enforceable. Primary products are commodities classified in SITC revision 3 sections 0-4 plus division 68 (nonferrous metals).
  • Share of tariff lines with specific rates > All products: Share of tariff lines with specific rates is the share of lines in the tariff schedule that are set on a per unit basis or that combine ad valorem and per unit rates. It shows the extent to which countries use tariffs based on physical quantities or other, non-ad valorem measures."
  • Share of tariff lines with specific rates > Manufactured products: Share of tariff lines with specific rates is the share of lines in the tariff schedule that are set on a per unit basis or that combine ad valorem and per unit rates. It shows the extent to which countries use tariffs based on physical quantities or other, non-ad valorem measures. Manufactured products are commodities classified in SITC revision 3 sections 5-8 excluding division 68."
  • Share of tariff lines with specific rates > Primary products: Share of tariff lines with specific rates is the share of lines in the tariff schedule that are set on a per unit basis or that combine ad valorem and per unit rates. It shows the extent to which countries use tariffs based on physical quantities or other, non-ad valorem measures. Primary products are commodities classified in SITC revision 3 sections 0-4 plus division 68 (nonferrous metals)."
  • Tariff rate > Applied > Simple mean > All products: Simple mean applied tariff is the unweighted average of effectively applied rates for all products subject to tariffs calculated for all traded goods. Data are classified using the Harmonized System of trade at the six- or eight-digit level. Tariff line data were matched to Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3 codes to define commodity groups. Effectively applied tariff rates at the six- and eight-digit product level are averaged for products in each commodity group. When the effectively applied rate is unavailable, the most favored nation rate is used instead. To the extent possible, specific rates have been converted to their ad valorem equivalent rates and have been included in the calculation of simple mean tariffs."
  • Tariff rate > Applied > Simple mean > Manufactured products: Simple mean applied tariff is the unweighted average of effectively applied rates for all products subject to tariffs calculated for all traded goods. Data are classified using the Harmonized System of trade at the six- or eight-digit level. Tariff line data were matched to Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3 codes to define commodity groups. Effectively applied tariff rates at the six- and eight-digit product level are averaged for products in each commodity group. When the effectively applied rate is unavailable, the most favored nation rate is used instead. To the extent possible, specific rates have been converted to their ad valorem equivalent rates and have been included in the calculation of simple mean tariffs. Manufactured products are commodities classified in SITC revision 3 sections 5-8 excluding division 68."
  • Tariff rate > Applied > Simple mean > Primary products: Simple mean applied tariff is the unweighted average of effectively applied rates for all products subject to tariffs calculated for all traded goods. Data are classified using the Harmonized System of trade at the six- or eight-digit level. Tariff line data were matched to Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3 codes to define commodity groups. Effectively applied tariff rates at the six- and eight-digit product level are averaged for products in each commodity group. When the effectively applied rate is unavailable, the most favored nation rate is used instead. To the extent possible, specific rates have been converted to their ad valorem equivalent rates and have been included in the calculation of simple mean tariffs. Primary products are commodities classified in SITC revision 3 sections 0-4 plus division 68 (nonferrous metals)."
  • Tariff rate > Applied > Weighted mean > All products: Weighted mean applied tariff is the average of effectively applied rates weighted by the product import shares corresponding to each partner country. Data are classified using the Harmonized System of trade at the six- or eight-digit level. Tariff line data were matched to Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3 codes to define commodity groups and import weights. To the extent possible, specific rates have been converted to their ad valorem equivalent rates and have been included in the calculation of weighted mean tariffs. Import weights were calculated using the United Nations Statistics Division's Commodity Trade (Comtrade) database. Effectively applied tariff rates at the six- and eight-digit product level are averaged for products in each commodity group. When the effectively applied rate is unavailable, the most favored nation rate is used instead."
  • Tariff rate > Applied > Weighted mean > Manufactured products: Weighted mean applied tariff is the average of effectively applied rates weighted by the product import shares corresponding to each partner country. Data are classified using the Harmonized System of trade at the six- or eight-digit level. Tariff line data were matched to Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3 codes to define commodity groups and import weights. To the extent possible, specific rates have been converted to their ad valorem equivalent rates and have been included in the calculation of weighted mean tariffs. Import weights were calculated using the United Nations Statistics Division's"
  • Tariff rate > Applied > Weighted mean > Primary products: Weighted mean applied tariff is the average of effectively applied rates weighted by the product import shares corresponding to each partner country. Data are classified using the Harmonized System of trade at the six- or eight-digit level. Tariff line data were matched to Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3 codes to define commodity groups and import weights. To the extent possible, specific rates have been converted to their ad valorem equivalent rates and have been included in the calculation of weighted mean tariffs. Import weights were calculated using the United Nations Statistics Division's Commodity Trade (Comtrade) database. Effectively applied tariff rates at the six- and eight-digit product level are averaged for products in each commodity group. When the effectively applied rate is unavailable, the most favored nation rate is used instead. Primary products are commodities classified in SITC revision 3 sections 0-4 plus division 68 (nonferrous metals)."
  • Tariff rate > Most favored nation > Weighted mean > Manufactured products: Weighted mean most favored nations tariff is the average of most favored nation rates weighted by the product import shares corresponding to each partner country. Data are classified using the Harmonized System of trade at the six- or eight-digit level. Tariff line data were matched to Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3 codes to define commodity groups and import weights. Import weights were calculated using the United Nations Statistics Division's Commodity Trade (Comtrade) database. Manufactured products are commodities classified in SITC revision 3 sections 5-8 excluding division 68.
  • Tariff rate > Most favored nation > Weighted mean > Primary products: Weighted mean most favored nations tariff is the average of most favored nation rates weighted by the product import shares corresponding to each partner country. Data are classified using the Harmonized System of trade at the six- or eight-digit level. Tariff line data were matched to Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3 codes to define commodity groups and import weights. Import weights were calculated using the United Nations Statistics Division's Commodity Trade (Comtrade) database. Primary products are commodities classified in SITC revision 3 sections 0-4 plus division 68 (nonferrous metals).
  • Tariff rate > Most favored nation > Simple mean > Primary products: Simple mean most favored nation tariff rate is the unweighted average of most favored nation rates for all products subject to tariffs calculated for all traded goods. Data are classified using the Harmonized System of trade at the six- or eight-digit level. Tariff line data were matched to Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3 codes to define commodity groups. Primary products are commodities classified in SITC revision 3 sections 0-4 plus division 68 (nonferrous metals).
  • Tariff rate > Most favored nation > Weighted mean > All products: Weighted mean most favored nations tariff is the average of most favored nation rates weighted by the product import shares corresponding to each partner country. Data are classified using the Harmonized System of trade at the six- or eight-digit level. Tariff line data were matched to Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3 codes to define commodity groups and import weights. Import weights were calculated using the United Nations Statistics Division's Commodity Trade (Comtrade) database.
  • Tariff rate > Most favored nation > Simple mean > Manufactured products: Simple mean most favored nation tariff rate is the unweighted average of most favored nation rates for all products subject to tariffs calculated for all traded goods. Data are classified using the Harmonized System of trade at the six- or eight-digit level. Tariff line data were matched to Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3 codes to define commodity groups. Manufactured products are commodities classified in SITC revision 3 sections 5-8 excluding division 68.
  • Share of tariff lines with international peaks > Manufactured products: Share of tariff lines with international peaks is the share of lines in the tariff schedule with tariff rates that exceed 15 percent. It provides an indication of how selectively tariffs are applied. Manufactured products are commodities classified in SITC revision 3 sections 5-8 excluding division 68.
  • Share of tariff lines with international peaks > Primary products: Share of tariff lines with international peaks is the share of lines in the tariff schedule with tariff rates that exceed 15 percent. It provides an indication of how selectively tariffs are applied. Primary products are commodities classified in SITC revision 3 sections 0-4 plus division 68 (nonferrous metals).
  • Tariff rate > Most favored nation > Simple mean > All products: Simple mean most favored nation tariff rate is the unweighted average of most favored nation rates for all products subject to tariffs calculated for all traded goods. Data are classified using the Harmonized System of trade at the six- or eight-digit level. Tariff line data were matched to Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3 codes to define commodity groups.
  • Share of tariff lines with international peaks > All products: Share of tariff lines with international peaks is the share of lines in the tariff schedule with tariff rates that exceed 15 percent. It provides an indication of how selectively tariffs are applied.
STAT Japan United States HISTORY
Binding coverage > All products 99.66%
Ranked 54th.
99.96%
Ranked 12th. About the same as Japan

Binding coverage > Manufactured products 99.95%
Ranked 51st.
100%
Ranked 9th. The same as Japan

Binding coverage > Primary products 98.65%
Ranked 56th.
99.82%
Ranked 12th. 1% more than Japan

Bound rate > Simple mean > Primary products 4.82%
Ranked 68th. 14% more than United States
4.24%
Ranked 23th.

Share of tariff lines with specific rates > All products 0.0
Ranked 29th.
0.0
Ranked 39th.

Share of tariff lines with specific rates > Manufactured products 0.0
Ranked 29th.
0.0
Ranked 39th.

Share of tariff lines with specific rates > Primary products 0.0
Ranked 29th.
0.0
Ranked 39th.

Tariff rate > Applied > Simple mean > All products 2.61%
Ranked 89th.
2.96%
Ranked 86th. 13% more than Japan

Tariff rate > Applied > Simple mean > Manufactured products 2.26%
Ranked 91st.
3.11%
Ranked 86th. 38% more than Japan

Tariff rate > Applied > Simple mean > Primary products 4.91%
Ranked 76th. 93% more than United States
2.54%
Ranked 92nd.

Tariff rate > Applied > Weighted mean > All products 1.31%
Ranked 89th.
1.49%
Ranked 88th. 14% more than Japan

Tariff rate > Applied > Weighted mean > Manufactured products 1.55%
Ranked 115th.
1.9%
Ranked 86th. 23% more than Japan

Tariff rate > Applied > Weighted mean > Primary products 1.23%
Ranked 79th. 27% more than United States
0.97%
Ranked 89th.

Tariff rate > Most favored nation > Weighted mean > Manufactured products 1.96%
Ranked 122nd.
2.75%
Ranked 119th. 40% more than Japan

Tariff rate > Most favored nation > Weighted mean > Primary products 1.35%
Ranked 93th.
3.53%
Ranked 74th. 3 times more than Japan

Tariff rate > Most favored nation > Simple mean > Primary products 5.02%
Ranked 76th. 18% more than United States
4.26%
Ranked 113th.

Tariff rate > Most favored nation > Weighted mean > All products 1.56%
Ranked 122nd.
2.64%
Ranked 88th. 69% more than Japan

Tariff rate > Most favored nation > Simple mean > Manufactured products 2.52%
Ranked 120th.
3.66%
Ranked 115th. 45% more than Japan

Share of tariff lines with international peaks > Manufactured products 2.84%
Ranked 77th.
3.9%
Ranked 72nd. 37% more than Japan

Share of tariff lines with international peaks > Primary products 18.99%
Ranked 59th. 7 times more than United States
2.8%
Ranked 110th.

Tariff rate > Most favored nation > Simple mean > All products 3.05%
Ranked 118th.
3.72%
Ranked 114th. 22% more than Japan

Share of tariff lines with international peaks > All products 6.86%
Ranked 68th. 91% more than United States
3.59%
Ranked 80th.

SOURCES: World Bank staff estimates using the World Integrated Trade Solution system, based on data from World Trade Organisation.; World Bank staff estimates using the World Integrated Trade Solution system, based on data from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's Trade Analysis and Information System (TRAINS) database.; World Bank staff estimates using the World Integrated Trade Solution system, based on tariff data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's Trade and Development's Trade Analysis and Information System (TRAINS) database and global imports data from the United Nations Statistics Division's Comtrade database.

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