• Improving transparency in the market access conditions that countries face and impose worldwide is important for developing countries’ exporters, trade support institutions (TSIs) and policymakers alike.

    Market Access Map is an interactive analytical web application developed by ITC to address this need. Users in developing countries and territories can access the application for free, while users in developed countries and territories can register for a limited free trial period or subscribe for longer access.

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    Market Access Map provides information on applied customs tariffs including MFN tariffs and preferences granted unilaterally and in the framework of regional and bilateral trade agreements. Users can find ad valorem equivalents (AVEs) for non-ad valorem duties in order to compare tariffs across countries and simulate tariff reduction scenarios. The application also covers tariff rate quotas, trade remedies, rules of origin as well as the corresponding certificates, bound tariffs of WTO members, non-tariff measures (NTMs) and trade flows to help users prioritize and analyse export markets as well as prepare for market access negotiations.

    The goodwill and valuable cooperation of national customs, statistics institutions and regional trade secretariats, which provide most of the data, has been crucial to the success of Market Access Map. Also very important to the development of the application has been the contribution of UNSD, UNCTAD, WTO and the World Bank.

    Market Access Map offers:

    • A wide geographic coverage with applied MFN and preferential tariffs available for more than 190 countries and territories.
    • A new database on NTM regulations, categorized according to a classification validated by key international organizations.
    • Seamlessly integrated and continuously updated data on tariffs, trade and NTMs from multiple data sources which can be consulted simultaneously.
    • Different methods of calculating AVEs of non-ad valorem tariffs and trade-weighted average tariffs.
    • A flexible product selection based on two international classifications: the Harmonized System (HS) and the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC).
    • Access to extensive time-series and the possibility to download raw data.
    • High flexibility for users to define tariff reduction simulations, including dismantling schedules.
    • The possibility to share queries with other users.

    Market Access Map is part of a suite of ITC developed Market Analysis Tools, free to least developed and developing countries and territories thanks to support from the European Commission, the World Bank and donors to ITC’s Trust Fund. For more information visit the Market Analysis Tools' portal .

    Free user support material, including video trainings and user guides, is also available online.


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