Percentage of tariff lines applied to imports from least developed countries and developing countries with zero-tariff


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Percentage of tariff lines applied to imports from least developed countries and developing countries with zero-tariff

Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)


The data are reported overall and separately for four main product sectors - AGRI (Agriculture), FISH (Fish), NAMA (Non-Agricultural Market Access), and PAP (Processed Agricultural Products). The breakdown into country group is based on classifications by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) - OECD DAC list of Developing and Least Developed countries for 2020, and the Small Island Developing States within the OECD DAC list.

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Calculations were performed by topic experts from Department for International Trade and are in line with the methodology outlined in the UN global metadata. Proportion of Lines Imported Under 0% Tariff are calculated as the number of lines imported for a given sector under regimes U10 (MFN Zero), U20 (GSP Zero) or U30 (Preference Zero), divided by the total number of import lines for a given sector imported in the relevant year. For more information refer to the global metadata specified by the United Nations.

Other information

The indicator is focused on Trade in Goods. Imports are assigned to a product sector based on their 6 digit code, rather than the 8 digit code provided on the database. This is because at 8 digit level codes are frequently altered. Therefore, when mapping sectors using the most recently updated tariff schedule, import product codes from prior years will not be captured in instances where they have been updated. To overcome this, sectors are assigned to one 6 digit code only. Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

Data last updated 04 March 2022
Metadata last updated 04 March 2022

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Proportion of tariff lines applied to imports from least developed countries and developing countries with zero-tariff

Target name

Implement the principle of special and differential treatment for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, in accordance with World Trade Organization agreements

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

The International Trade Centre (ITC), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), World Trade Organization (WTO)

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Earliest available data


Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Link to data source Adjusted EU-EXTRA imports by tariff regime, by CN8 opens in a new window
Release date 16 October 2020
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