This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Worldwide weighted tariff-average
Value in percentage of weighted average tariffs applied to the imports of goods. The average level of customs tariff rates applied worldwide can be used as an indicator of the degree of success achieved by multilateral negotiations and regional trade agreements.
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Most favoured nation (MFN) - treating all trading partners equally. Under the World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreements, countries cannot normally discriminate between their trading partners. MFN suggests that every time a country lowers a trade barrier or opens up a market, it has to do so for the same goods or services from all its trading partners.
Preferential status - this is the term used in the WTO for trade preferences, such as lower or zero tariffs, which a member may offer to a trade partner unilaterally.
Tariffs - customs duties on merchandise imports, levied either on an ad valorem basis (percentage of value) or on a specific basis (e.g. $7 per 100 kg)
Weighted average - in order to aggregate tariff value for country groups it is recommended to make use of a weighting methodology based on the value of goods imported.
The statistics are provided in a ready, calculated format from the International Trade Centre (ITC), using Market Access Map data. See the metadata file link in the Global metadata tab for details on the calculations
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||07 August 2023|
|Metadata last updated||07 August 2023|