Annex 3.4 - Staging Categories in the Chile-U.S. FTA: Prevalence of Tariff Lines and Imports by Country

A Comparative Guide to the Chile-United States Free Trade Agreement and the
Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement

A STUDY BY THE TRIPARTITE COMMITTEE


Annex 3.4
Staging Categories in the Chile-U.S. FTA:
Prevalence of Tariff Lines and Imports by Country

Comparative Study

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Source: Chile-US tariff schedules on USTR web site; DataIntal
1 The Schedule of the United States has a multiple break-out on a single tariff line that is signified by a letter following the tariff line. In this case, the product is treated as a single tariff line when counting the tariff lines, and the import value is treated as corresponding to a split product / s.t. side note.
2 Import data correspond to the year 2001 and are in thousands of US Dollars.
3 It should be noted that in the case of Chile there are a number of products with zero base tariffs that are assigned staging category A (Immediate), rather than staging category F (Continued duty-free).
In the cases of staging categories with grace periods, the number of years in the description of the basket includes the grace period as well as the period of liberalization.
This category includes products where there are notes (such as exceptions or tariff rate quotas) in the staging category or in a separate column. In some cases staging categories in the table will be empty because all the products subject to that staging category are subject to such a note.
* These are instances where the tariff elimination staging category in the tariff schedule is null.
** These are instances where a tariff line in the import data does not correspond with a tariff line in the tariff schedule.
*** Verbatim from US Schedule


Annex 3.3 to Chapter 3 Annex 3.5 to Chapter 3

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